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 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

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.


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 for another posting when we make our final decision about these games.