Friday, August 24, 2007

Still Time to Sign Up for Fall Baseball

Fall Baseball will start after Labor day. There is still time to sign up by contacting Bob Hamms (633-5495) or Joe Meade (322-7299).

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Announcing Fall Baseball!

  • Ages 10-12 and 13-14 as of this past Little League season.
  • Contact Bob Hamms (633-5495) or Joe Meade (322-7299) before Aug 19.
  • Call also if you would like to coach.
  • Cost: $75
  • Season starts Aug 26 with Sunday afternoon doubleheaders.
  • Sponsored by Morgan's Hitting Club

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Good Luck District 9 Big League Team!

District 9 is heading to World Series play for the first time since 2004, beginning Saturday in Easley, SC. After a victory in the regional tournament, the District 9 Big League team, comprised of kids from East, GR Christian, Calvin Christian, Union and Kenowa Hills High Schools, will head down on Thursday to attempt to bring home a World Series Championship!

Thanks to Marcia Lewis for sending along this photo.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Southern Senior All-Stars Bow Out in Finals

The 2007 Southern Senior League All-Stars bowed out in the District Finals, losing to a fine Pinery Park team. Southern was one of the last two teams standing in the 15 team District Tournament - with wins against Western (twice), Grandville, West Ottawa and Northeastern. Congratulations to the players and coaches for a strong showing:

Tyler Lewis, Andy Malnor, Alan Snyder, Alec Trierweiler, Chris Blair, Alex Luke, Brandon Cusey, John Szivan, Miles Dankovich, Drew Vos, Louis Soltysiak, Ben Cok, and Trevor Mason. (chosen, but unable to participate - Dan Vicari). Head Coach Steve Lewis, Assistants Daryl Trierweiler and Darrell Mason.








Thanks again to Paul Soltysiak for the coverage and for the great photos.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Good Luck Seniors!

The Senior All-Stars are 2-0 so far in the tournament, with mercy wins over Western and Grandville. You can follow along on their tournament bracket here. Thanks to Paul Soltisiak for the great photos.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Congratulations Boys Junior Class A Tournament Champs!

The Southern Junior team, sponsored by Holwerda-Snoap Sporting Goods, went undefeated winning all five of their games in the Class A team tournament. This team battled together every game and hung on in the championship game to a very exciting one-run victory.

Congratulations to these fine young players:
TAYLOR PRUIS, ZACK MALEWITZ, TRAVIS KRAAI, DEREK ANTHES , NICK MULHALL, DUTCHER SNEDEKER, RYAN ELBLE, MIKE OSHINSKI, SAM WOLLET, JOHN ELENBAAS, BRANDON POTT, ALEC GREEN

Congrats and thanks to our coaches:
STEVE KRAAI, JEFF ELBLE, BERNIE MALEWITZ(pt)

Great job guys!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Congratulations Girls Junior Softball Champs!

The Southern Junior Girls Softball team, coached by Steve Parks, won the Class C tournament June 27th. It was a close game but the girls held on to win 13-12. They were 8-4 during the regular season against tough competition from three Pinery Park teams. The girls played great all season and to finish it off with a championship is awesome!!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Majors All-Star Teams

11 & 12 Year-Old East Major All-Stars

Brian Cain, Jake Lewis, Elliot Zimmerman, Jackson Overlund, Max Cothern, Kyle Tietema, Will Barkley, Stephan Gillespie, Connor Genther, John Bouman, Brad Campbell, Matt Hooper

11 & 12 Year-Old West Major All-Stars

Jeff Smith, Michael Priest, Nathan Markum, Josiah Buffinga, Adam Warners, Joel Schipper, Kevin Cross, Brandon Belke, Taylor Martin, Jack Meilner, Patrick Cvengros, Lawrence Houston, Nate Hollern, Jacob Mauer

10 & 11 Year-Old All-Stars

Ben Wollett, Champ McCahill, Grant Knibe, Tristan Thornton, Sam Vaughn, Tommy Doles, Austin Batka, Aaron Jaeger, Drew Danhoff, Austin Huizenga, Alex Hicks, Sam Kuiper, Noah Sullivan

Good luck to all Southern Teams as the District 9 all-star tournaments start this week. You can follow along on the District 9 website here.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Juniors All-Star Teams

East Team:

Zach Weiner, Andrew Vander Lei, Ryan Elble, Nick Mulhall, Travis Kraai, Zack Malewitz, Tommy Schumar, Connor Foy, Robbie Smith, Sam Nystrom, Cory Ditmar, Isaac Berkowitz, Max Zimmerman

West Team:

Alec Rossi, John Nowak, Nate Thompson, Brent Primus, James Karsten, Wes Vaughn, Josh Laarman, Joe Mead, Brett Schepel, Zack Schwenneker, Scott Peterson, Alex Huizenga, Grant Page

All Star tournaments begin right after the fourth of July.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

District Team Tournaments are Underway

Good luck to all Southern Teams as the District 9 team tournaments start this week. You can follow along on the District 9 website here. Feel free to post results and chat about how our teams have done by posting comments on this page. If you have any great photos of Southern teams in action, send them along here.

Congratulations Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to our lucky prize winners:
  • 42-inch TV: Myra Warners
  • $300.00: John Amato
  • $200.00: Dan Tietema
  • Ucellos gift certificate: Brad Banazak
Coaches: Please return any unsold tickets to Lisa Buth at 243-5545 or email lsbuth@sbcglobal.net as soon as possible. The state of Michigan requires us to account for all tickets sold and unsold.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Juniors Photos

Tom Betts has sent along a couple of photos of the Berger Chevrolet team that he coaches with Rick Otte.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Raffle Drawing Saturday, June 8 at 3pm

Southern is holding a raffle on Saturday, June 9. Items for the raffle are:
  • 42" HD pure vision plasma screen TV
  • $300.00 cash prize
  • $200.00 cash prize
Tickets are $20.00 each. We are asking that each family buy or sell one ticket.

The drawing will take place on Saturday, June 9 at 3:00PM. You need not be present to win.

Attention all coaches and all individuals who were allotted Raffle Tickets:
Please turn in all SOLD and UNSOLD raffle tickets and cash/checks by Saturday June 9 at 3:00. Drawing will immediately follow. Tickets may be turned in between 10:00-3:00 at the raffle table that will be set up by the concession stand.

If anyone would like additional tickets to sell, please call Lisa Buth at 243-5545 or email lsbuth@sbcglobal.net.

Thanks for supporting Southern little League!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Attention Umpires

No sign up this Saturday June 9th!

All games except the following have been filled:
  • 1 umpire needed for June 9 @ 5:00 Minors West
  • 2 umpires needed for June 9 @ 5:00 Minors East
  • 1 umpire needed for June 14 @ 5:30 Minors West
  • 1 umpire needed for June 14 @ 7:30 Minors West
  • 2 umpires needed for June 12 @ 5:30 Majors West
  • 2 umpires needed for June 12 @ 7:30 Majors West

Please call Jeff Elble at 942-0956 if you want to sign up for any of these games

Monday, June 4, 2007

Thanks for a Great Family Day!

All Southern Little League Families,

The board would like to thank all of the volunteers and participants who helped make this year’s family day successful. Although the day was interrupted by rain, everyone pitched in to minimize the delay.

All that is great about Southern Little League was on display throughout the day. Kids of all ages playing without a care in the world, great food prepared by parents enjoying themselves, and of course some great baseball.

The lasting impression that I will have of family day ’07 is immediately after the rainstorm, everyone that remained including 20-30 kids, grabbed a rake or a shovel, got the grills fired up and started cooking, and took care of everything necessary to be ready for the all-star games. This all happened without ever being asked. It truly was an impressive sight.
Despite the rain, we were able to come very close to our financial projections for the day. Thanks to all of you for supporting the food tent, concessions, and the fun kid's activities. As a reminder, we are still selling raffle tickets. The drawing will be held this Saturday, June 9th at 3 p.m. All tickets need to be returned to Lisa Buth by Saturday morning. Anyone needing more tickets to sell please let us know. Once again, thank you to all that made family day a fun success.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Juniors Standings

This is where we post the Junior League standings as they become available.

FINAL JUNIOR STANDINGS:

1. Kraai 17-1
2. Paige 11-4-1
2. Otte 12-5-1
4. Tuuk 9-7-1
5. McWebb 6-13
6. Banaszack 5-12-1
7. Malewitz 0-18

Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Weather has Cleared

Now that the storm has passed, here is our revised plan for tonight:
  • The Senior game scheduled for 7:15pm has been canceled
  • The Major League All-Star Game will be played at 7:30pm
  • The Minor League All-Star Game will be played at 7:30pm
  • We will also hold the awards ceremony tonight to hand out scholarships
It's nice out right now at Southern, so come on back out to the park and cheer on your all-stars!

Run for Cover!

Another rainy afternoon for Family Day!

All remaining games for today have been canceled EXCEPT we will try to play the following games after the rain lets up:
  • The 7:15pm Senior game
  • The 7:30pm Major All-Star game
  • The 7:30pm Minor All-Star game
Keep watching southernll.org for another posting when we make our final decision about these games.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

11th Annual Family Day

Saturday, June 2nd - All Day!
  • Mom's Marinated Steak-on-a-Stick.
  • Marinated Chicken Sandwiches
  • Hamburgers, Hotdogs and Brats - Meal Deals
  • Famous sauteed onions
  • Corn-on-the-Cob
  • Bounce Land
  • Raffles
7:30pm: Major and Minor League All-Star Games

Bring the whole family and have fun at the ballpark!

Raffle Tickets

Southern is holding a raffle on Saturday, June 9. Items for the raffle are:
  • 42" HD pure vision plasma screen TV
  • $300.00 cash prize
  • $200.00 cash prize
Tickets are $20.00 each. We are asking that each family buy or sell one ticket. Coaches, please distribute your tickets to all of your team families.

A raffle table will be set up at Family Day from 9:00AM to 3:00PM this Saturday so people can purchase tickets and so coaches can turn in stubs and money from ticket sales.

The drawing will take place on Saturday, June 9 at 3:00PM. You need not be present to win.

If anyone would like additional tickets to sell, please call Lisa Buth at 243-5545 or email lsbuth@sbcglobal.net.

Thanks for supporting Southern little League!

Volunteers Needed for Family Day

Attention all baseball fans:

Family Day volunteers are needed for two hour shifts only for this Saturday, June 2nd. We are looking for volunteers to work in the food tent on Saturday. Jobs include serving food, taking orders, etc.. (not difficult at all).

We still need help covering shifts from 4PM to 6PM and from 6PM to 8PM. If you can help, please email the secretary at secretary@southernll.org and let us know which shift you can cover.

Thanks for your support.

Umpiring Schedule for Minors

This is where we post the weekly schedule for umpires for the Minor League.
  • If you need to make changes or switches or if you have any other questions, please contact the director of umpires.
  • If you find this view of the schedule inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.
  • If you are not seeing the most recent schedule, you many need to refresh your browser.

Umpiring Schedule for Juniors

This is where we post the weekly schedule for umpires for the Junior League.
  • If you need to make changes or switches or if you have any other questions, please contact the director of umpires.
  • If you find this view of the schedule inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.
  • If you are not seeing the most recent schedule, you many need to refresh your browser.

Umpiring Schedule for Majors

This is where we post the weekly schedule for umpires for the Major League.
  • If you need to make changes or switches or if you have any other questions, please contact the director of umpires.
  • If you find this view of the schedule inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.
  • If you are not seeing the most recent schedule, you many need to refresh your browser.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Minor League Family Day Schedule

For the Minor League, the schedule of games for Saturday, June 2 is as follows:

National #8 vs. American #6 West 8:00AM
National #2 vs. American #2 West 9:30AM
National #4 vs. AMerican #7 West 11:00AM
National #3 vs. American #3 West 1:00PM
National #1 vs. American #1 JC West 1:30PM
National #7 vs. American #8 West 2:30PM
National #6 vs. American #4 JC West 3:00PM
National #5 vs. AMerican #5 West 4:00PM

Minors Standings

as of Tue-29-May-07
(Any team without an updated record did not turn their record in on time.)

National Division
Team #8 10-0
Team #2 7-3
Team #4 7-3
Team #3 7-3
Team #7 5-5
Team #5 3-6
Team #1 2-8
Team #6 2-8

American Division
Team #6 8-2
Team #2 7-3
Team #7 7-3
Team #3 5-5
Team #8 4-6
Team #5 3-7
Team #1 3-7
Team #4 2-8
PLEASE call the director of the minor league if your record is not updated. 318-4647

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Seniors Schedule for 2007

Team 1 – Lewis
Team 2 – Trierweiler
Team 3 – Eberle
Team 4 – Shirley
Team 5 – Gavern
  • League Director: Jim Henwood Home: 942-2708 Mobile: 901-9896.
  • First team listed is home team and will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • Each team plays 11 regular games except two teams that play in 12.
  • In tournament, in case of a tie for first place, a fromula based on percentage points will be used to determine first place. This does not mean that that manager is automatically the all-star coach. Ties for second thru fifth place will be decided by a coin flip.
  • Family Day is Saturday, June 2.
  • Games in RED are changes to the original schedule or rescheduled make-up games.
Tuesday, May 29
Team 3 vs. Team 4- 5:30 PM
Team 1 vs. Team 2- 7:45 PM

Wednesday, May 30
Team 5 vs. Team 1- 5:30 PM
Team 2 vs. Team 3- 7:45 PM

Saturday, June 2 Family Day
Team 4 vs. Team 5- 3:15 PM
Team 2 vs. Team 5- 5:15 PM
Team 3 vs. Team 1- 7:15 PM

Monday, June 4
Team 1 vs. Team 4- 5:30 PM
Team 3 vs. Team 5- 7:45 PM

Wednesday, June 6
Team 2 vs. Team 1- 5:30 PM
Team 5 vs. Team 4- 7:45 PM

Saturday, June 9
Team 4 vs. Team 2- 2:30 PM
Team 5 vs. Team 2- 4:30 PM
Team 1 vs. Team 3- 6:30 PM

Monday, June 11
Team 5 vs. Team 3- 5:30 PM
Team 2 vs. Team 4- 7:45 PM

Wednesday, June 13
Team 3 vs. Team 2- 5:30 PM
Team 1 vs. Team 5- 7:45 PM

Saturday, June 16
Team 4 vs. Team 3- 8:30 AM
Team 4 vs. Team 1- 10:45 AM
Team 5 vs. Team 2- 1:00 PM
(These games may be moved to Remington or to a later date if Junior tournament starts on the same day.)

Tuesday, June 19
Team 2 vs. Team 1- 7:45 PM

Thursday, June 21
Team 1 vs. Team 5- 7:45 PM

Saturday, June 23
Team 3 vs. Team 2- 2:00 PM
Team 4 vs. Team 3- 4:30 PM

Tuesday, June 26
Team 5 vs. Team 4- 7:45 PM

Thursday, June 28

Team 1 vs. Team 3- 7:45 PM

Friday, June 29
Team 4 vs. Team 2- 7:45 PM

Saturday, June 30 - Tournament
1st Place vs. 5th Place- 11:30 AM
4th Place vs. 5th Place- 2:00 PM
2nd Place vs. 3rd Place- 4:30 PM
(Position Round - Games do not count in regular season standings.)

Southern Kids at Whitecaps Game

Sonja Hoezee sent along these photos of her kids at a recent Whitecaps game proudly sporting their Southern jerseys. Claudia even got to throw out the first pitch!
Thanks for the great photos, Sonja.

Schedule Correction for Minor League on Wed-30-May

There is an error in the schedule in the Minor League for this Wednesday, May 30. The times listed were incorrect. You can see the corrected times below, highlighted in red. We have also updated the overall schedule here. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, May 30

3 American vs. 1 National- West 5:00 pm
3 National vs. 1 American- West 6:30 pm
5 Natioonal vs. 2 American- West 8:00 pm

Juniors Tournament Games This Week

Here's the schedule for games on 5/31 and 6/1:

Thursday, 5/31
5:30 - Malewitz v. Banaszak
7:30 - Mc Webb v. Tuuk

Friday, 6/1

5:30 - Otte v. Page
7:30 - Kraai v. Malewitz

(The 5th place / 6th place seedings were determined by coin flip, since they have identical records.)

Call Dave Veen with questions, 826-2421.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

All Games Canceled for Tue-15-May

Due to the bad weather and wet field conditions, all tonight's games are canceled.

You can read our standard weather policy here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to pitch in and support Southern Little League. It takes a tremendous amount of work to keep our league functioning smoothly. In particular, we're always interested in help at the concession stand. If you can spare some time to volunteer at the concession stand or if you'd like to find out about the many other volunteer opportunities at Southern, please contact our volunteer coordinator:
  • email: volunteer "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Minor Game Cancellation Sat-5-May

Due to a mistake in the rescheduling today, the 7pm Minor League game
between 2 National and 7 National on JC-West has been canceled. We
apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Important Schedule Changes for Sat-5-May

Because of the rainouts this past week, the schedules for this coming Saturday's games have been changed to accommodate some make-up games. This affects the Junior, Major and Minor League schedules for Saturday.

Below is Saturday's revised schedule for these three leagues. The original schedule pages have also been updated to reflect these changes. Games in RED are changes to the original schedule or rescheduled make-up games.

Juniors
Team 4 vs. Team 6- 9:00 AM
Team 6 vs. Team 7- 11:30 AM
Team 5 vs. Team 2- 2:00 PM
Team 3 vs. Team 2- 4:30 PM


Majors
4 National vs. 6 National- East Field 9:00 am
4 American vs. 6 American- East Field 11:00 am
2 National vs. 4 National- East Field 7:00 pm
2 American vs. 4 American- West Field 7:00 pm

Minors
1 National vs. 2 National- West 9:00 am
1 American vs. 2 American- West 11:00 am
4 National vs 3 National- West 1:00 pm
4 American vs. 3 American- West 3:00 pm
5 American vs 7 American- West 5:00 pm
5 National vs. 7 National- East 1:00 pm
6 National vs. 8 National- East 3:00 pm
6 American vs 8 American- East 5:00 pm
1 National vs 3 National- JC West 5:00 pm
1 American vs 3 American- JC East 5:00 pm
2 American vs 5 American- JC East 7:00 pm
2 National vs 7 National- JC West 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Weather Update for Tue-1-May

Despite the weather, all today's games are still on. Please plan on attending your game as scheduled.

If the weather does worsen and we do decide to cancel games, please check back here at southernll.org for the very latest update on the weather.

You can read our standard weather policy here .

Monday, April 30, 2007

All Games Canceled for Mon-30-Apr

Due to the bad weather, all tonight's games are canceled.

You can read our standard weather policy here.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Weather Update for Fri-27-Apr

Despite the gloomy weather, the fields are in decent playing condition, so please plan on attending any regularly scheduled games for tonight.

If the weather does worsen and we do decide to cancel games, please check back here at southernll.org for the very latest update on the weather.

You can read our standard weather policy here.

Softball Schedules

This is the page for the softball league schedules.

Softball

This is the page for the Softball League.

Not sure which league is appropriate for your child? Click here.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

All Games Canceled for Thu-26-Apr

Due to the bad weather, all tonight's games are canceled.

You can read our standard weather policy here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Weather Update for Wed-25-Apr

Don't you just love April in Michigan? In case you were wondering, as of noon today we have inspected the fields and they are in fine playing condition, despite the drizzle. So, barring any deluge this afternoon, please plan on attending any regularly scheduled games for tonight.

If the weather does worsen and we do decide to cancel games, please check back here at southernll.org for the very latest update on the weather.

You can read our standard weather policy here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Coaches: Batting Cage Schedule Extended

Coaches, the schedule for the batting cages at Southern has been extended for another two weeks. Click here to see the schedule and make reservations.
  • Please limit your reservations to one slot every two weeks.
  • Future extensions to the schedule will not be announced.

Monday, April 16, 2007

2007 Schedules Have Been Posted

The schedules for the 2007 season have been posted online. Click here to find the schedule for your league.

Games begin on Saturday, April 21.

Batter up!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Coaches Will Be Contacting Players By April 13th

Players (and Parents),

You should be hearing from your coach soon for all levels under 15 years old, boys and girls. If you have not heard from your coach by Friday, April 13th, please call the appropriate league director.

Director of Baseball: Mike Schwenneker 633-5576
Coach Pitch (7 & 8 year old boys and girls): Craig Boeve 481-1719
Minors (9-12 year old boys): Ethan Rohen 318-4647
Majors (9-12 year old boys): Joe Mead 304-8794
Juniors (13-14 year old boys): David Veen 942-1997
Seniors (15-16 year old boys): Jim Henwood 942-2708
Big League (17-18 year old boys): Mark Norton 954-0504
Girls Softball (9-16 year old girls): Steve Parks 260-3191

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Saturday is Clean-up Day

Please plan to come out to Southern Little League on Saturday, April 14th. We'll be working to clean up our facilities and prep the fields to get Southern ready to kick off the season. Volunteers are needed and the day will begin at 9:00 am. All help is greatly appreciated. Bring an extra rake if you have one. Also, please make a note that if it is canceled due to the weather, it will be posted on the website. Come out and pitch in!

Umpire Training Session April 15th, 4:00-5:30pm

There will be a training session for umpires on Sunday, April 15th from 4:00pm – 5:30pm at the Southern Little League fields. All new umpires should attend. If you have any questions, please call Jeff Elble at 942-0956. Please pass the word to your friends.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Coaches Reservations Page Updated

Coaches, the page for reserving the batting cages and various practice fields has been completely reworked and updated. If you had any pending reservations for the Lakeside Practice Field or for the Batting Cages, please make sure your reservations were not lost.

Also notice that Mike has instituted some limits on the number of reservations each team can make over the next two weeks. Please keep that in mind when making field reservations.

Questions about making reservations? Contact the webmaster.

Questions about policy? Contact the league director.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Softball Minors Schedule for 2007

This is where we post the weekly schedule for minor softball.
  • If you find this view of the schedule inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.
  • You might also try changing the zoom-in percentage to 100%.
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  • If you are not seeing the most recent schedule, you many need to refresh your browser.

Softball Majors Schedule for 2007

This is where we post the weekly schedule for major softball.
  • If you find this view of the schedule inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.
  • You might also try changing the zoom-in percentage to 100%.
  • You need Adobe Reader to view or print this schedule.
  • If you are not seeing the most recent schedule, you many need to refresh your browser.

Softball Juniors Schedule for 2007

This is where we post the weekly schedule for junior softball.
  • If you find this view of the schedule inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.
  • You might also try changing the zoom-in percentage to 100%.
  • You need Adobe Reader to view or print this schedule.
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Weekly Umpiring Schedules

This is where we post the weekly schedules for umpires. We typically update these schedules on Sunday nights or Monday mornings.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Message from the League President

To All Southern Little League Families:

Welcome to another exciting year of Southern Little League Baseball. Spring is just around the corner and in just 2 weeks we will be enjoying the terrific atmosphere at Southern Little league and also enjoying some great baseball along the way.

As most of you are aware, 2006 was a very successful year at Southern. We had over 680 players participating in approximately 640 games. A number of teams had very successful tournament runs and all of the teams enjoyed a very competitive regular season. Major improvements were made to the fields and facilities, including grass infields on the minor and major fields, lighting on the minor fields, and improved backstop, sprinkling and drainage on the Junior and senior field.

In addition, the long-standing Southern Little League tradition of Family Day was even more special in 2006 with the dedication of the Missad Field and the inaugural raffle, which proved to be extremely successful.

All of this would not be possible without the many volunteers at Southern. A special thanks to the 80+ volunteers that showed up for clean up day! We appreciate what all the volunteers do and we continue to encourage everyone to consider getting involved, as the opportunities are endless and the rewards priceless. If you are not sure how to become involved in making Southern even better, the volunteer options are listed on the web site @ www.southernll.org.

Finally, a special thanks to the Missad family. Their generosity to SLL truly allowed 2006 to be a memorable year for all involved.

For 2007, the season is already shaping up to be one of the best ever at Southern. Continued improvements to the field, additional fundraising opportunities, and of course the sautéed onions in the concession stand, will all be part of the 2007 season.

An additional change to the 2007 season was an increase in player fees. In order to maintain the quality facilities and provide a great player experience, it was necessary to raise the fees to $100.

Perhaps it would be helpful to understand the sources of revenue for Southern to understand why the fees have increased. They revenue sources include; Players fees, Concessions, Fundraising activities, and Bingo.


Players Fees

If you have been involved with Southern for a number of years, you know that player’s fees have been $ 75.00/player for some time. The actual average cost per player is over $ 280.00. The portion not covered by the player fees comes directly from the other sources of revenue. With the moderate increase we will realize an additional amount of $17,000.00, which is necessary to make up for areas of income that has decreased as of late (bingo). We will continue to strive to maintain affordable fees but this can only happen if we continue to succeed in the other income streams. This is why we all need to support the league and its fundraising activities and volunteering opportunities. Increasing player fees is the last option, but at this time is necessary to financially maintain a quality program.

Concessions

We drastically improved our revenue in the concession stand last year. The total revenue was up over 25% from 2005. We will build on the improvement’s we made last year which included; opening up at the city fields’ concession stands and selling the Southern water bottles. We will also look to make adjustments in our pricing and buying structure. Kelly Cross did an excellent job last year and we are happy that she will be back this year. When you see Kelly please let her know you appreciate all her hard work and I know she is always looking for volunteers.

Fundraising Activities

Currently we have 2 main sources of fundraising that we will continue to offer. The car raffle/ 50-50 that we started last year netted the league $ 16,000.00. Which for the first year is phenomenal and of those deeply involved are very proud of. The hard work of Tim Brower and the generosity of Matt Missad are much appreciated. We would like to see more support by the members of Southern Little League. We were surprised by the fact that the majority of tickets were sold to individuals outside of the league. We are looking into how we may better handle the raffle this year and would welcome any input that may help increase participation. If you have any idea’s or would like to volunteer to assist in running this raffle, please let me know

The second source of fundraising that we utilize is corporate sponsors. Bob Kaser and Bill Danhof are the board members in charge of this and are currently trying to expand this area as last year the monies raised were about $ 8,200.00 and they have set a goal of $ 20,000.00 for this year. If you know of any companies that would like sponsor a team or place their name and logo on an outfield sign please let either Bob or Bill know.

Bingo

Most of you are probably not aware that Southern runs a bingo program every Friday night at Westgate Bowl in Comstock Park. Julie Jager has been running this for Southern for the last 15 years. Unfortunately the popularity of Bingo has dropped significantly over the last few years. At its height, Bingo raised approximately $ 170,000.00 of revenue for Southern Little League. Last year we raised $ 55,000.00. Bingo will continue as a valuable source of revenue, but we must be proactive in supplementing all of these funds.



In a nutshell, Southern Little League runs approximately $ 200,000.00 in costs for approximately 700 players. We want to keep our fees at an affordable rate for everyone. This can be done, but only if we see increased participation in volunteering and fundraising support.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for countless hours and their dedication throughout last year. Director of baseball operations Mike Schwenneker, Concessions Kelly Cross, Finances Will Jager, Field and maintenance Bob Hams and Joe Malewitz, Umpires Jeff Elble and Phil Cusey, Board members Marcia Lewis, Joe Mead, Tim Brower, Dave Veen and Mark Norton

In conclusion thank to all of you for your support in making Southern Little League the best league in the area. With everyone’s efforts we will continue to offer the kids a great avenue for baseball, fostering lifelong relationships, and mostly a place they can go and have fun!!!!

Bernie Malewitz
President (interim)
Southern Little League

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Reminder: Tryouts on Saturday, March 24

Tryouts are coming up on Saturday, March 24. Click here for all the details.

There has been some misinformation floating around about the advantages of skipping the tryout date. We want to strongly discourage this idea. Every player in the 9-12 age group that was not on a Major League team last year is required to attend the tryout. Tryouts are really our only way of keeping the teams balanced and the competition fair in our league.

The official Little League rules state that skipping the tryout can result in being permanently banned from playing in the Major League. We would very much not like to have to enforce that rule. So here's what you can do:
  • Please make your absolute best effort to attend the tryout as scheduled.
  • If you absolutely cannot attend when you are scheduled, please contact the director before the tryout date.
  • If your coach or other league members advise you to skip the tryout, please inform them of this post.
  • Please understand that if you skip the tryout, you will not necessarily be assured a spot on the same team as last year nor will you be assured the same coach as last year. Skipping the tryout will likely mean that you are placed on a team at random.
  • Any 9 or 10-year-old who misses the tryout for any reason (including coaches' sons) will be placed in the Minor League.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the director.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Online Signup Extened to March 10

The deadline for signing up online for the 2007 season has been extended to March 10. You can still sign up online after March 10, but you may be placed on a waiting list.

Click here for details about signing up online.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Schedules

These are the schedules for the 2007 season. If you know of any schedule changes or errors, please email the webmaster.

Juniors Schedule for 2007

Team 1 – Page
Team 2 – Malewitz
Team 3 – Otte
Team 4 – Tuuk
Team 5 – Banaszak
Team 6 – Kraii
Team 7 – McWebb
  • League Director: Dave Veen 826-2421.
  • First team listed is home team and will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • Each team plays 17 regular games except team 6 which plays 18.
  • In the tournament , each teams plays one position game except the 7th place team, which plays two.
  • No games are scheduled June 11–16; however, make-up games are possible.
  • All make-up games MUST be scheduled through Dave Veen and Mike Schwenneker. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Family Day is Saturday, June 2.
  • Games in RED are changes to the original schedule or rescheduled make-up games.
Saturday, April 21
Team 1 vs. Team 2- 8:30 AM
Team 5 vs. Team 6- 11:00 AM
Team 7 vs. Team 4- 1:30 PM
Team 3 vs. Team 7- 4:00 PM

Monday, April 23
Team 6 vs. Team 5- 5:30 PM
Team 2 vs. Team 1- 7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 24
Team 4 vs. Team 3- 5:30 PM
Team 5 vs. Team 7- 7:30 PM

Wednesday, April 25
Team 3 vs. Team 1- 5:30 PM
Team 4 vs. Team 2- 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 26
Team 6 vs. Team 1- 6:00 PM

Friday, April 27
Team 4 vs. Team 2- 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 28
Team 7 vs. Team 6- 10:00 AM
Team 3 vs. Team 5- 1:00 PM

Monday, April 30
Team 6 vs. Team 7- 5:30 PM
Team 3 vs. Team 2- 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 1
Team 1 vs. Team 4- 5:30 PM
Team 2 vs. Team 5- 7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 2
Team 7 vs. Team 1- 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 3
Team 3 vs. Team 6- 6:30 PM

Friday, May 4
Team 7 vs. Team 3- 6:30 PM

Saturday, May 5
Team 4 vs. Team 6- 9:00 AM
Team 6 vs. Team 7- 11:30 AM
Team 5 vs. Team 2- 2:00 PM
Team 3 vs. Team 2- 4:30 PM

Monday, May 7
Team 1 vs. Team 7- 5:30 PM
Team 5 vs. Team 3- 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 8
Team 2 vs. Team 4- 5:30 PM
Team 1 vs. Team 6- 7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 9
Team 6 vs. Team 7- 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 10
Team 3 vs. Team 4- 6:00 PM

Friday, May 11
Team 5 vs. Team 1- 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 12
Team 2 vs. Team 6- 10:00 AM
Team 4 vs. Team 3- 1:00 PM

Monday, May 14
Team 1 vs. Team 5- 5:30 PM
Team 7 vs. Team 2- 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 15
Team 6 vs. Team 3- 5:30 PM
Team 4 vs. Team 1- 7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 16
Team 7 vs. Team 5- 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 17
Team 5 vs. Team 4- 5:30 PM
Team 2 vs. Team 3- 7:30PM

Friday. May 18
Team 7 vs. Team 6- 5:30 PM
Team 1 vs. Team 2- 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 19
Team 2 vs. Team 7- 9:00AM
Team 3 vs. Team 5- 11:30AM
East, Catholic Central, Sparta – 3PM

Monday, May 21
Team 6 vs. Team 4- 5:30 PM
Team 1 vs. Team 5- 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 22
Team 6 vs. Team 2- 5:30 PM
Team 4 vs. Team 7- 7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 23
Team 1 vs. Team 3- 5:30pm
Team 5 vs. Team 4- 7:30pm

Thursday May 31 - Tournament
7th Place vs. 6th Place- 5:30 PM
5th Place vs. 4th Place- 7:30 PM

Friday, June 1 - Tournament
3rd Place vs. 2nd Place- 5:30 PM
1st Place vs. 7th Place- 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 2 Family Day
(All Games Limited To 1½ Hours So All Junior And Senior Teams Can Play)
Team 2 vs. Team 1- 8:00AM
Team 6 vs. Team 5- 9:45 AM
Team 4 vs. Team 7- 11:30AM
Team 7 vs. Team 3- 1:15PM

Tuesday, June 5
Team 1 vs. Team 6- 5:30PM
Team 2 vs. Team 7- 7:30pm

Thursday, June 7
Team 5 vs. Team 3- 5:30pm
Team 6 vs. Team 7- 7:30pm

Friday, June 8
Team 3 vs. Team1- 5:30pm
Team 4 vs. Team 2- 7:30pm

Saturday, June 9
Team 5 vs. Team 6- 10:00AM

Majors Schedule for 2007

National Division
Team 1-Danhof
Team 2-Schipper
Team 3-Vaughn
Team 4-Meilner
Team 5-Martin
Team 6-Vulpetti

American Division
Team 1-Smith
Team 2-Buffinga/Huizenga
Team 3-Cain
Team 4-Overlund
Team 5-Passinault
Team 6- Gates
  • League Director: Joe Mead 304-8794.
  • All games between teams in the same division: first team listed is home team and will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • All games between teams in different divisions will be decided by a coin flip. The winner can choose to be wither home or visitor. Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • Team Tournaments begin Friday, June 15.
  • Family Day is Saturday, June 2. The All-Star Game is at 7:00 pm on the East Field.
  • Games in RED are changes to the original schedule or rescheduled make-up games.
Friday, April 20
1 National vs. 5 National- East Field 5:30 pm
1 American vs. 5 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 21
3 American vs. 4 American- East Field 8:30 am
3 National vs. 4 National- East Field 10:15 am
2 American vs. 6 American- East Field 12:00 pm
2 National vs. 6 National- East Field 1:45 pm

Monday, April 23
1 American vs. 4 American- East Field 5:30 pm
1 National vs. 4 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 24
2 National vs. 3 National- East Field 5:30 pm
2 American vs. 3 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Wednesday, April 25
5 American vs. 6 American- East Field 5:30 pm
5 National vs. 6 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 26
2 National vs. 4 National- East Field 5:30 pm
2 American vs. 4 American- East Field 7:30

Friday, April 27
6 American vs. 1 American- East Field 5:30 pm
6 National vs. 1 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 28
5 National vs. 3 National- East Field 9:00 am
5 American vs. 3 American- East Field 11:00 am

Monday, May 30
1 American vs. 2 American- East Field 5:30 pm
1 National vs. 2 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 1
3 National vs. 6 National- East Field 5:30 pm
3 American vs. 6 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 2
4 American vs. 5 American- East Field 5:30 pm
4 National vs. 5 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 3
1 National vs. 3 National- East Field 5:30 pm
1 American vs. 3 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Friday, May 4
2 American vs. 5 American- East Field 5:30 pm
2 National vs. 5 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 5
4 National vs. 6 National- East Field 9:00 am
4 American vs. 6 American- East Field 11:00 am
2 National vs. 4 National- East Field 7:00 pm
2 American vs. 4 American- West Field 7:00 pm

Monday, May 7
1 American vs. 5 National- East Field 5:30 pm
1 National vs. 5 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 8
3 American vs. 4 National- East Field 5:30 pm
3 National vs. 4 American- East Field 7: 30 pm

Wednesday, May 9
2 National vs. 6 American- East Field 5:30 pm
2 American vs. 6 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 10
1 American vs. 4 National- East Field 5:30 pm
1 National vs. 4 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Friday, May 11
2 National vs. 3 American- East Field 5:30 pm
2 American vs. 3 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 12
5 American vs. 6 National- East Field 9:00 am
5 National vs. 6 American- East Field 11:00 am

Monday, May 14
6 National vs. 1 American- East Field 5:30 pm
1 National vs. 6 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 15
5 American vs. 3 National- East Field 5:30 pm
5 National vs. 3 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 16
2 National vs. 4 American- East Field 5:30 pm
2 American vs, 4 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 17
1 American vs. 2 National- East Field 5:30 pm
1 National vs. 2 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Friday, May 18
3 National vs. 6 American- East Field 5:30 pm
3 American vs. 6 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 19
4 American vs. 5 National- East Field 9:00 am
4 National vs. 5 American- East Field 11:00 am
1 National vs. 3 American- East Field 1:00 pm
1 American vs. 3 National- East Field 3:00 pm

Monday, May 21
2 American vs. 5 National- East Field 5:30 pm
2 National vs. 5 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 22
4 National vs. 6 American- East Field 5:30 pm
4 American vs. 6 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 23
5 American vs. 1 American- East Field 5:00 pm
5 National vs. 1 National- East Field 6:30 pm
4 National vs. 3 National- East Field 8:00 pm

Thursday, May 24
4 American vs. 3 American- East Field 5:00 pm
6 American vs. 2 American- East Field 6:30 pm
6 National vs. 2 National- East Field 8:00 pm

Tuesday, May 29
4 National vs. 1 National- East Field 5:30 pm
4 American vs. 1 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 30
3 American vs. 2 American- East Field 5:30 pm
3 National vs. 2 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 31
6 National vs. 5 National- East Field 5:30 pm
6 American vs. 5 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Friday, June 1
3 American vs. 5 American- East Field 5:30 pm
3 National vs. 5 Naitonal- East Field 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 2 - Family Day
1st Place National vs. 1st Place American- East 8:00 am
2nd Place National vs. 2nd Place American- East 9:30 am
3rd Place National vs. 3rd Place American- East 11:00 am
4th Place National vs. 4th Place American- East 1:00 pm
5th Palce National vs. 5th Place American- East 2:30 pm
6th Place National vs. 6th Place American – East 4:00 pm
All-Star Game- East 7:30 pm

Monday, June 4
1 National vs. 6 National- East Field 5:30 pm
1 American vs. 6 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Tuesday, June 5
4 American vs. 2 American- East Field 5:30 pm
4 National vs. 2 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 6
2 National vs. 1 National- East Field 5:30 pm
3 American vs. 1 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 7
6 American vs. 3 American- East Field 5:30 pm
6 National vs. 3 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Friday, June 8
5 American vs. 4 American- East Field 5:30 pm
5 National vs. 4 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 9
3 National vs. 1 National- East Field 9:00 am
3 American vs. 1 American- East Field 11:00 am

Monday, June 11
5 American vs. 2 American- East Field 5:30 pm
5 National vs. 2 National- East Field 7:30 pm

Tuesday, June 12
6 National vs. 4 National- East Field 5:30 pm
6 American vs. 4 American- East Field 7:30 pm

Minors Schedule for 2007

National Division
Team 1-Schwenneker
Team 2-Casey
Team 3-Vandenberge
Team 4-Warners
Team 5-McCulloch
Team 6-Matthews
Team 7-VanGessel
Team 8-Horjus

American Division
Team 1-Rohen
Team 2-Henkey
Team 3-Weiss
Team 4-Rossi
Team 5-O’Conner
Team 6-Lubben
Team 7- Otte
Team 8-Jacobs
  • League Director: Ethan Rohen 318-4647.
  • First team listed is home team and will occupy the 3rd base dugout
  • Family Day is Saturday, June 2. The All-Star Game is at 6:30 pm on the West Field.
  • A coin flip will be used on Family Day games to decide the home and visiting teams. The home team will occupy the third base dugout.
  • Games in RED are changes to the original schedule or rescheduled make-up games.
Friday, April 20
1 National vs. 8 National- West 5:30 pm
1 American vs. 8 American- West 7:30 pm
2 American vs. 7 American- JC East 5:00 pm
2 National vs. 7 National- JC East 6:45 pm
3 National vs. 6 National- JC West 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 21
4 American vs. 5 American- East 3:45 pm
3 American vs. 6 American- West 5:30 pm
4 National vs. 5 National- East 5:30 pm

Monday, April 23
1 National vs. 5 National- West 5:30 pm
1 American vs. 5 American- West 7:30 pm
2 American vs. 6 American- JC East 5:00 pm
2 National vs. 6 National- JC East 6:45 pm

Wednesday, April 25
3 National vs. 7 National- West 5:30 pm
3 American vs. 7 American- West 7:30 pm

Friday, April 27
4 American vs. 8 American- West 5:30 pm
4 National vs. 8 National- West 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 28
1 National vs. 4 National- West 9:00 am
1 American vs. 4 American- West 11:00 am
2 American vs. 8 American- West 1:00 pm
2 National vs. 8 National- West 3:00 pm
3 National vs. 5 National- West 5:00 pm
3 American vs 5 American- East 1:00 pm
7 American vs. 6 American- East 3:00 pm
7 National vs. 6 National- East 5:00 pm

Monday, April 30
1 National vs. 3 National- JC East 5:00 pm
1 American vs. 3 American- JC East 6:45 pm
2 American vs. 5 American- West 5:30 pm
2 National vs. 5 National- West 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 2
4 National vs. 6 National- West 5:30 pm
4 American vs. 6 American – West 7:30 pm

Friday, May 4
7 American vs. 8 American- West 5:30 pm
7 National vs. 8 Naitonal- West 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 5
1 National vs. 2 National- West 9:00 am
1 American vs. 2 American- West 11:00 am
4 National vs 3 National- West 1:00 pm
4 American vs. 3 American- West 3:00 pm
5 American vs 7 American- West 5:00 pm
5 National vs. 7 National- East 1:00 pm
6 National vs. 8 National- East 3:00 pm
6 American vs 8 American- East 5:00 pm
1 National vs 3 National- JC West 5:00 pm
1 American vs 3 American- JC East 5:00 pm
2 American vs 5 American- JC East 7:00 pm
2 National vs 7 National- JC West 7:00 pm

Monday, May 7
2 American vs. 3 American- West 5:30 pm
2 National vs. 3 National- West 7:30 pm
4 National vs. 7 National- JC East 5:00 pm
4 American vs. 7 American- JC East 6:45 pm

Wednesday, May 9
5 American vs. 8 American- West 5:30 pm
5 National vs. 8 National- West 7:30 pm

Friday, May 11
1 National vs. 6 National- West 5:30 pm
1 American vs. 6American- West 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 12
1 American vs. 7 American- West 9:00 am
1 National vs. 7 National- West 11:00 am
2 National vs. 4 National- West 1:00 pm
2 American vs. 4 American- West 3:00 pm
3 American vs. 8 American- West 5:00 pm
3 National vs. 8 National- East 1:00 pm
5 National vs. 6 National- East 3:00 pm
5 American vs. 6 American- East 5:00 pm

Monday, May 14
8 American vs. 1 National- JC East 5:00 pm
8 National vs. 1 American- JC East 6:45 pm
7 National vs. 2 American- West 5:30 pm
7 American vs. 2 National- West 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 16
6 American vs. 3 National- West 5:30 pm
6 National vs. 3 American- West 7:30 pm

Friday, May 18
5 National vs. 4 American- West 5:30 pm
5 American vs. 4 National- West 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 19
6 American vs. 2 National- West 8:30 am
6 National vs. 2 American- West 10:30 am
5 National vs. 1 American- West 12:30 pm
5 American vs. 1 Naitonal- West 2:30 pm
7 American vs. 3 National- West 4:30 pm
7 National vs. 3 American- West 6:30 pm
8 National vs. 4 American- East 5:00 pm
8 American vs. 4 National- East 7:00 pm

Monday, May 21
8 National vs. 2 American- West 5:00 pm
4 American vs. 1 National- JC East 5:30 pm
8 American vs. 2 National - West 6:30 pm
4 National vs. 1 American- JC East 7:15 pm
5 American vs. 3 National- West 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 23
5 National vs. 3 American- West 5:00 pm
6 National vs. 7 American- West 6:30 pm
6 American vs. 7 National- West 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 30
3 American vs. 1 National- West 5:00 pm
3 National vs. 1 American- West 6:30 pm
5 Natioonal vs. 2 American- West 8:00 pm

Friday, June 1
5 American vs. 2 National- West 5:00 pm
6 American vs. 4 Natonal- West 6:30 pm
6 National vs. 4 American- West 8:00 pm
8 National vs. 7 American- JC East 5:00 pm

Saturday, June 2 - Family Day
1st Place National vs. 1st Place American- West 8:00 am
2nd Place National vs. 2nd Place American- West 9:30 am
3rd Place National vs. 3rd Place American- West 11:00 am
4th Place National vs. 4th Place American- West 1:00 pm
7th Place National vs. 7th Place American- JC West 1:30 pm
5th Place National vs. 5th Place American- West 2:30 pm
8th Place National vs. 8th Place American- JC West 3:00 pm
6th Place National vs. 6th Place American- West 4:00 pm
All-Star Game- West 7:30pm

Monday, June 4
2 National vs. 1 American- West 5:30 pm
2 American vs. 1 National- West 7:30 pm
3 American vs. 4 National- JC East 5:00 pm
3 National vs. 4 American- JC East 6:45 pm

Wednesday, June 6
7 National vs. 5 American- West 5:30 pm
7 American vs. 5 National- West 7:30 pm

Friday, June 8
8 National vs. 6 American- West 5:30 pm
8 American vs, 5 National- West 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 9
3 American vs. 2 National- West 9:00 am
3 National vs. 2 American- West 11:00 am
7 National vs. 4 American- West 1:00 pm
7 American vs. 4 National- West 3:00 pm
8 American vs. 5 National- West 5:00 pm
8 National vs. 5 American- East 1:00 pm
6 National vs. 1 American- East 3:00 pm
6 American vs. 1 National- East 5:00 pm

Monday, June 11
7 American vs. 1 National- West 5:30 pm
7 National vs. 1 American- West 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 13
4 National vs. 2 American- West 5:30 pm
4 American vs. 2 National- West 7:30 pm
8 American vs. 3 National- East 5:30 pm
8 National vs. 3 American- East 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 14
6 National vs. 5 American- East 5:30 pm
6 American vs. 5 National- East 7:30 pm

78ers Schedule for 2007

Team 1 - Boeve
Team 2 - Buffinga
Team 3 - Bokma
Team 4 - Amato
Team 5 - Driscol
Team 6 - Liszewski
Team 7 - Ogdahl
Team 8 - Sullivan
Team 9 - Sayfie
Team 10 - Mackson
Team 11 - Malewitz
Team 12 - Oose
  • League Director: Craig Boeve 481-1719.
  • First team listed is home team and will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • Family Day is Saturday, June 2.
Saturday April 21
1 vs. 2 - West 8:30am.
3 vs. 4 - West 10:00am
5 vs. 6 - West 11:30am
7 vs. 8 - West 1:00 pm
9 vs. 10 -West 2:30pm
11 vs.12-West 3:00pm

Monday April 23
4 vs.1 - JC West 5:00pm

Tuesday April 24
2 vs. 5 – West 5:30pm
3 vs. 7 – West 7:00pm

Thursday April 26
12 vs. 8 - West 5:30pm
6 vs. 9 - West 7:00pm

Friday April 27
10 vs. 11 – JC East 5:00pm
2 vs.3 – JC East 6:30pm

Saturday April 28
4 vs. 12 – JC East 11:00am
8 vs. 11 – JC East 12:45pm
10 vs. 5 – JC East 2:30pm
6 vs. 7 – JC West 1:30pm
9 vs. 1 – JC West 3:30pm

Tuesday May 1
1 vs. 6 – West 5:30pm
5 vs. 4 – West 7:00pm

Thursday May 3
7 vs. 9 – West 5:30pm
11 vs. 3 – West 7:00pm

Friday May 4
12 vs. 2 – JC East 5:00pm
8 vs. 10 – JC West 5:00pm

Saturday May 5
12 vs. 5 – JC East 11:00am
4 vs. 6 – JC East 12:30pm
8 vs.1 – JC East 2:00pm
11 vs. 7 – JC East 3:30pm
2 vs. 9 – JC West 1:30pm
3 vs. 10 – JC West 3:30pm

Tuesday May 8
1 vs. 12 – West 5:30pm
5 vs. 11 – West 7:00pm

Thursday May 10
6 vs. 8 – West 5:30pm
7 vs. 2 – West 7:00pm

Friday May 11
9 vs. 8 – JC East 5:00pm
7 vs. 2 – JC East 6:30pm

Saturday May 12
5 vs. 3 – JC East 11:00am
6 vs. 11 – JC East 12:30pm
2 vs. 8 – JC East 2:00pm
10 vs. 1 – JC East 3:30pm
4 vs. 7 – JC West 1:30pm
12 vs. 9 – JC West 3:30pm

Tuesday May 15
1 vs. 5 – West 5:30pm
3 vs. 12 – West 7:00pm

Thursday May 17
7 vs. 10 – West 5:30pm
8 vs. 9 – West 7:00pm

Friday May 18
2 vs. 6 – JC East 5:00pm
11 vs. 4 – JC East 6:30pm

Saturday May 19
9 vs. 4 – JC East 11:00am
10 vs. 2 – JC East 12:30pm
5 vs. 7 – JC East 2:00pm
6 vs. 12 – JC East 3:30pm
8 vs. 3 – JC West 1:30pm
1 vs. 11 – JC West 3:30pm

Monday May 21
3 vs. 6 – JC West 5:00pm

Tuesday May 22
4 vs. 8 – West 4:30pm
7 vs. 1 – West 6:00pm
9 vs. 5 – West 7:30pm

Thursday May 24
11 vs. 2 – West 5:30pm
12 vs. 10 – West 7:00pm

Tuesday May 29
1 vs. 3 – West 5:30pm
2 vs. 4 – West 7:00pm

Thursday May 31
5 vs. 8 – West 5:30pm
6 vs.10 – West 7:00pm

Friday June 1
7 vs. 12 – JC West 5:00pm
9 vs. 11 – JC West 6:45pm

Saturday June 2 - Family Day
2 vs. 1 – JC East 1:00pm
4 vs. 3 – JC East 2:30pm
6 vs. 5 – JC East 4:00pm
8 vs. 7 – JC East 5:30pm
10 vs. 9 – JC West 4:30
12 vs. 11 – JC West 6:00

Monday June 4
1 vs. 4 – JC West 5:00pm

Tuesday June 5
5 vs. 2 – West 5:30pm
7 vs. 3 – West 7:00pm

Thursday June 7
8 vs. 12 – West 5:30pm
9 vs. 6 – West 7:30pm

Friday June 8
11 vs. 10 – JC East 5:00pm
3 vs. 2 – JC West 5:00pm

Saturday June 9
12 vs. 4 – JC East 11:00am
11 vs. 8 – JC East 12:30pm
5 vs. 10 – JC East 2:00pm
7 vs. 6 – JC West 1:30pm
1 vs. 9 – JC West 3:00pm

Monday June 11
6 vs. 1 – JC East 5:30pm
4 vs. 5 – JC East 7:00pm

Tuesday June 12
9 vs. 7 – West 5:30pm
3 vs. 11 – West 7:00pm

Thursday June 14
2 vs. 12 – West 5:30pm
10 vs. 8 – West 7:00pm

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Hurry! Online Signup Deadline is March 1

The deadline for signing up online for the 2007 season is March 1. You can still sign up online after March 1, but you may be placed on a waiting list.

Click here for details about signing up online or in person at Southern Little League.

(March 1) Please note: We have received reports that the third party who hosts our online signup is experiencing technical difficulties today. Please be patient and keep trying. Don't panic. We will continue to accept online registrations while they are working on that problem. Please do not phone the Southern webmaster about this. It is a problem with active.com, not with our website.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Online Registration is Now Available

The online registration for the 2007 season is up and running. Visit our Sign-up page for more details.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Sign Up for the 2007 Season

Despite the snowy weather, it's time to start thinking about signing up for Southern Little League's 2007 season. There are two ways you can sign up:

1. Sign up in person at Southern Little League
  • Where: Southern Little League (address and map)
  • When:
    • Wednesday, February 7th, 6-9pm
    • Saturday, February 10th, 10am-1pm
    • Wednesday, February 14th, 6-9pm
    • Saturday, February 17th, 10am-1pm
  • Cost: $100 per player
  • All new players should bring a birth certificate.
  • Little League age limits and geographical boundaries apply.
  • Questions? Call Mark Norton at 954-0504
2. Sign up online -
  • DEADLINE IS MARCH 1! You can still sign up after March 1, but you may be placed on a waiting list.
  • You can sign up and pay online by clicking here. Please note: The online signup is hosted by a third party (active.com). There have been reports of high volume on their site. Please keep trying. There is nothing the Southern webmaster can do about this.
  • There is a $5 convenience fee for online signup in addition to the $100 per player fee.
  • New players will need to bring a birth certificate to their tryout.
Click here for details about tryouts.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Get Ready for the 2007 Season!

Sign-up will be taking place in February at Southern. Online sign-up will be ready soon. Please keep watching this website for more information in the coming days.

Monday, January 1, 2007

2007 Tryout Schedule

First off, keep in mind that the term "tryout" here is a bit of a misnomer. It's actually more of an evaluation to help determine the appropriate league for each child. No one is omitted from participation based on this evaluation. Perhaps we should use the term "player evaluation."

To determine your child's official Little League age, use their online age calculator here.

Here is the schedule for tryouts:
  • Date: Saturday, March 24th
  • Location: East Grand Rapids High School Gym (map)
  • 8:30am-9:15am: 8 yr olds wanting to play in the minors
  • 9:30am-10:30am: all 9 yr olds
  • 11:00am-12:00pm: all 10 yr olds that were not in the majors
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: all 11 and 12 yr olds that were not in the majors
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: all 13 and 14 yr olds that were not in the juniors
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm: all 9 thru 12 yr old girls for softball
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm: all 13 and 14 yr old girls for softball
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: all umpires
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the director.

Age Eligibility and Divisions

Age Ranges
  • Boys and Girls Ages 6 thru 16. If your child is 6 years old, but will turn 7 on or before August 31, he or she is eligible.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Your child's age is the age they will be on August 31 (after the summer season). So even if their birthday is after the summer season, so long as they age up on or before August 31, they are considered to be their age on August 31. Kids with birthdays January thru August play up. Kids with birthdays September thru December play down.
  • If this all seems too complicated, you can determine your child's official Little League age using their age calculator here.
Player Divisions
  • Boys Ages 6 (see note in red above) thru 8 ("78-ers") Baseball
    • Coach Pitch Baseball
    • Mildly competitive and instructional, no tournaments
    •  If your child is 6 years old, but will turn 7 on or before August 31, he or she is eligible. If your child's birthday is September 1 or later, you'll have to wait another year.
  • Girls Ages 6 (see note in red above) thru 8 ("78-ers") Softball
    • Coach Pitch Softball
    • Mildly competitive and instructional, no tournaments
    • Interleague play with other leagues.
    •  If your child is 6 years old, but will turn 7 on or before August 31, he or she is eligible. If your child's birthday is September 1 or later, you'll have to wait another year.
  • Boys Ages 9 thru 12 Baseball
    • Minor Division
      • Mildly competitive and instructional with tournaments
      • No 8-year-olds will be allowed to play in the minors
    • Major Division
      • Competitive and instructional with tournaments
  • Girls Ages 9 thru 12 Softball
    • Mildly competitive and instructional with tournaments
  • Boys Ages 13 and 14 Baseball ("Juniors")
    • Competitive and instructional with tournaments
  • Girls Ages 13 and 14 Softball ("Juniors")
    • Competitive and instructional with tournaments
  • Boys Ages 15 and 16 Baseball ("Seniors")
    • Primarily High School players
    • Competitive and instructional with tournaments
    • Full slate of games that starts after the high school season concludes
  • Girls Ages 15 and 16 Softball ("Seniors")
    • Primarily High School players
    • Competitive and instructional with tournaments
    • Full slate of games that starts after the high school season concludes

Sponsorships

A Great Way to Show Your Support. All Season Long.

Southern Little League sponsorships offer multiple ways for you or your company to support our young, aspiring major leaguers.

From outfield signs to having your logo on our dugouts, your company’s name will be splashed across the Southern complex for all to see and applaud your generous support.

You can download the sponsorship brochure as a PDF by clicking here.

Sponsorship Packages

We offer many different packages for sponsors to choose from.

Home Run Package ($1000)
  • Signs (3' x 8') on all three fields
  • Team sponsorship
  • Logo on SLL web page
  • Sponsor one underprivileged kid to participate in SLL
  • $50 in Concession stand certificates

Triple Package ($750)
  • Signs (3' x 8') on the two little league fields
  • Team sponsorship
  • Logo on SLL web page
  • Sponsor one underprivileged kid to participate in SLL
  • $25 in Concession stand certificates

Double Package ($500)
  • One sign (3' x 8') on one little league field
  • Team sponsorship
  • Sponsor one underprivileged kid to participate in SLL

Other Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Roof of Pavilion ($2000)
  • Standings Board at Concession Stand ($1000)
  • Backs of Dugouts ($1000/dugout)
  • Family Day Sponsorship ($1000)
  • Sign behind home plate ($750/field)
To get involved, please contact Jeff Christians (616.460.0701) or email sponsorsouthern@gmail.com.

Click here for a form you can fill out. Then contact Jeff.

Reservations for Batting Cages at Southern Little League East Field

Coaches, this is where we keep the official reservation schedule for the batting cages at Southern Little League East Field. If you would like to add, change or delete a reservation, just leave a comment below, and the webmaster will incorporate it into the schedule for you, usually within a few hours.
  • The batting cage is located here.
  • These are one-hour reservations.
  • Please limit your team to one reservation in each color-shaded two-week period.
  • Sundays are first come, first served.
  • If you find this view of the schedule inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.

Reservations for West Field at Lakeside School (Minors)

Coaches, this is where we keep the official reservation schedule for the West Field at Lakeside School. If you would like to add, change or delete a reservation, just leave a comment below, and the webmaster will incorporate it into the schedule for you, usually within a few hours.
  • These are one-hour reservations.
  • This field is for Minor League teams.
  • This field is located here.
  • Please limit your team to one reservation in each color-shaded two-week period.
  • Make sure to include your email address and phone number in the comment so the webmaster can contact you with any questions.
  • If you find this view of the schedule inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.

Reservations for East Field at Lakeside School (Majors)

Coaches, this is where we keep the official reservation schedule for the East Field at Lakeside School. If you would like to add, change or delete a reservation, just leave a comment below, and the webmaster will incorporate it into the schedule for you, usually within a few hours.
  • These are one-hour reservations.
  • This field is for Major League teams.
  • This field is located here.
  • Please limit your team to one reservation in each color-shaded two-week period.
  • Make sure to include your email address and phone number in the comment so the webmaster can contact you with any questions.
  • If you find this view of the schedule inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.

Reservations for West Field at Southern Little League (Minors)

Coaches, this is where we keep the official reservation schedule for the West Field at Southern Little League. If you would like to add, change or delete a reservation, just leave a comment below, and the webmaster will incorporate it into the schedule for you, usually within a few hours.
  • These are one-hour reservations.
  • This field is for Minor League teams.
  • This field is located here.
  • Please limit your team to two reservations over this two-week schedule.
  • Make sure to include your email address and phone number in the comment so the webmaster can contact you with any questions.

Reservations for East Field at Southern Little League (Majors & Softball)

Coaches, this is where we keep the official reservation schedule for the East Field at Southern Little League. If you would like to add, change or delete a reservation, just leave a comment below, and the webmaster will incorporate it into the schedule for you, usually within a few hours.
  • These are one-hour reservations.
  • This field is for Softball and Major League teams.
  • This field is located here.
  • Please limit your team to two reservations over this two-week schedule.
  • Make sure to include your email address and phone number in the comment so the webmaster can contact you with any questions.

Reservations for Field #2 at Manhattan Park (Softball, Juniors & 78ers)

Coaches, this is where we keep the official reservation schedule for Practice Field #2 at Manhattan Park. If you would like to add, change or delete a reservation, just leave a comment below, and the webmaster will incorporate it into the schedule for you, usually within a few hours.
  • These are one-hour reservations.
  • This field is for Softball, Junior and 78ers teams.
  • The park is located here.
  • Please limit your team to one reservation in each color-shaded one-week period.
  • Make sure to include your email address and phone number in the comment so the webmaster can contact you with any questions.
  • If you find this view of the schedule inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.

Reservations for Field #1 at Manhattan Park (Softball, Juniors & 78ers)

Coaches, this is where we keep the official reservation schedule for Practice Field #1 at Manhattan Park. If you would like to add, change or delete a reservation, just leave a comment below, and the webmaster will incorporate it into the schedule for you, usually within a few hours.
  • These are one-hour reservations.
  • This field is for Softball, Junior and 78ers teams.
  • The park is located here.
  • Please limit your team to one reservation in each color-shaded one-week period.
  • Make sure to include your email address and phone number in the comment so the webmaster can contact you with any questions.
  • If you find this view of the schedule inconvenient and would prefer to download it, print it, or view it on its own, you can do that here.

Reservations for Big Field at Southern Little League (Juniors)

Coaches, this is where we keep the official reservation schedule for the Big Field at Southern Little League. If you would like to add, change or delete a reservation, just leave a comment below, and the webmaster will incorporate it into the schedule for you, usually within a few hours.
  • These are two-hour reservations.
  • This field is for Junior League teams.
  • This field is located here.
  • Please limit your team to three reservations over this two-week schedule.
  • Make sure to include your email address and phone number in the comment so the webmaster can contact you with any questions.