Saturday, July 22, 2017

Southern Seniors Advance in Regional Play

Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars defeated Kentucky tonight 10-1 in their first game of pool play. Myles Beale, Reilly O'Connor, Ryan Sullivan, and Keagan Batka combined to pitch a great game. All 16 players had an at bat with 13 hits and great defense. Southern plays Hamilton, Ohio, tomorrow at 3:00pm ET in the final pool game.

Seniors Regional Game Delayed

Today's game featuring Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars vs. Holmes, Kentucky, has been delayed and will now start at 6:15pm Eastern Time.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Interested in Fall Softball?


If you're interested in playing fall softball, please contact Wendi Moore at weemoore@comcast.net.

Register Now for Fall Ball

It's time to think about Fall Ball again!
  • Fall baseball will be for ages 6-14.
  • This is a fun and instructional season. There are no practices, and we don't keep standings.
  • The 6-8 age group will play coach pitch. The 9-10 age group and the 11-12 age group will play on the East and West small fields. Ages 13-14 will play on the Henwood big field.
  • Please note that if you played as an 8-year old in coach pitch this past Summer, you now move up and play in the 9-10 age group for the Fall. If you played as a 10-year-old in the minors this past Summer, you will move up and play as an 11-year-old for the Fall. If you played as a 12-year-old in the majors this Summer, you will play as a 13-year old on the Henwood big field for the Fall. If you played as a 14-year old in the Juniors this past Summer, you continue to play as a 14-year old on the big field for the Fall.
  • The season will start on Sunday, August 27. We skip Sunday, September 3, for Labor Day weekend. The final games on Sunday, October 8. That's a total of six Sundays of play.
  • All games will be played on Sunday afternoons at 1:00pm and 3:00pm, with some games at 5:00pm only if required by the number of teams.
  • The cost will remain $60 this year and includes a jersey you can keep. This fee helps us cover the costs of umpires, baseballs, etc.
  • Please note: You must live within or go to school within Southern's official boundaries to be eligible to participate in Fall ball. The only exception is if you used to live within the boundaries while playing baseball at Southern, you continue to qualify. If this is too confusing or if you're hoping for an exception, please contact Bob or Ethan.
  • You can sign up online here. To help us organize teams, recruit coaches and order shirts, we ask that you please sign up online as soon as possible.
  • The deadline for signing up is Sun-13-Aug.
  • Bob Hams, league director (bhams@roofmelt.com) or Ethan Rohen, league director (erohen@rivercitymech.com)
  • We need coaches! Please contact Ethan if you are interested in coaching. (No full teams will be allowed this year so we can achieve an even competitive balance.)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thank You, Southern Volunteers!

Southern would like to thank all of the volunteers who came out over the weekend to make the Senior State Tournament a huge success. Without all those who graciously donated their time, Southern could not put on such a great tournament for the visiting teams, players, coaches, and parents.

THANK YOU!
Southern Little League

Southern's Seniors Capture State Championship!

Southern's senior baseball all-star team won the Michigan State Championship on Monday night with an exciting 13-3 win over a very good Taylor Northwest Little League team. Taylor defeated Southern 9-4 earlier in the day, forcing the final game last night. Luke Elzinga pitched a complete game in the final allowing three runs on only five hits in front of possibly the largest crowd ever to watch a game on Henwood field.

Also at Southern last night, Southern's east 9/10 all-star team defeated Holland and then moved over to the Henwood field to cheer on the Seniors. The atmosphere was electric as Taylor cut in to a 5-0 lead to make it 5-3 in the top of the 4th. Southern responded with a run in the bottom of the 4th to make it 6-3 and stall Taylor’s momentum. In the bottom of the 6th Southern finished it off with 6 runs for the 13-3 mercy rule win.

Congratulations to the team, coaches, parents and supporters. Good luck to the Senior Baseball team as they head to Peru, Illinois, for the Central States Senior League Baseball Tournament. That action starts Saturday with a two day seeding pool play. Southern plays Kentucky on Saturday at 2:30 and Ohio on Sunday at 2:00 central time. All teams are then seeded and advance to a 9 team single elimination bracket starting Sunday evening for the 8 and 9 seeds and Monday for the 1 thru 7 seeds. We will keep you posted here with the results. We will also let you know if you can follow online.

Congratulations 2017 Senior Baseball State Champions Southern Little League!!

9/10 All-Stars Advance, Play Again Tonight

Souther's 9/10 baseball all-stars play have advanced in the District 9 tournament. They take on Byron Township tonight at 5:30pm at Pinery Park. Come cheer on your Southern all-stars!