Thursday, July 31, 2008

Big-League All-Stars Now 2-1 Play Tonight

The District 9 Big League baseball team returns to action tonight (Thursday) at 7:30pm against the South team from Greenville, SC. After suffering a tough loss against the West on field 3 which is only 300 feet all around, (D-9 and the Southwest were the only two U.S. teams to play 2 games on this field) District 9 has no way of advancing to the finals round, even though they could be 3 and 1. With this scenario already determined it has not lowered the spirits of the D-9 team, as they will decide who gets in the U.S. final with tonight's game. The game will be broadcast live on the radio and you can access the link by going to
Interesting note: Total runs scored per game on field 1 (Stadium) 7.3. Total runs scored per game on field 3 - 18.0. Tiebreaker: total runs allowed divided by innings played.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

District 9 Big Leaguers Move to 2-0

District 9 Big Leaguers are now 2-0 with an impressive win over the East representative New Jersey. Kyle Schepel (GR Christian) was the starting hurler for D-9. He threw six innings allowing one unearned run in the first inning. Schepel struck out twelve in the impressive outing. Alex Beelen(Holland Christian) got the save when D-9 doubled off a runner on first with a 6-4-3 double play. JD Corey (West Catholic) and Tommy Okke (Union and GRCC) both homered in the game. JD Corey now has eight RBI's in the two games. Mike Slagter also doubled to knock in a run and then went on to score. It was a cool 101 degrees at game time, however a cold front is coming through and it should be around 96 at game time today.

District 9 continues action today at 4:00pm versus the West team from Anaheim, CA. Stay tuned to for all of the action. Today's game is scheduled to be broadcast live on the website.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Big Leaguers Win First World Series Game

District 9 Big League Baseball played it's first game Saturday against the Southwest(Louisiana) and won 12 to 7. Cody Westerhuis was the starting pitcher followed by 4 more pitchers with Tommy Okke getting the save in the 7th with a 1,2,3 inning. Back to back home runs in the 6th inning proved to be the final blow to a Louisiana team that had several very good hitters and would not throw in the towel. JD Corey led the inning off with a solo blast to make it 11 to 7, and with a new pitcher in for the Southwest, Kyle Schepel followed with another solo blast. Tommorrow is a day off for District 9, with the next game set for 4:00pm Monday against the East from New Jersey. Stay tuned to for all of the action.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Congratulations Big League All-Stars!

With an impressive 11-0 win on Monday night, the District 9 Big League all-star team advances to the Big League World Series for the third time in the last five years. The team is currently in Easley, SC, set to open play at 1:00pm on Saturday. If you'd like to listen to the game or follow the scores, go to

Good luck, all-stars!

Fall Baseball is Coming Soon

We are planning another season of Fall Baseball. You can expect another announcement the week of August 4 with more details. We'll have on-line sign-up as well as a couple of in-person sign-up sessions. Stay tuned for more details.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Big League All-Stars Play Tonight for Championship

The District 9 Big League All-Stars with five players from Southern will be playing for the championship tonight at 8:00pm at Pinery Park for the chance to go to the World Series in Easley, South Carolina. The World Series will be played against five other US teams and six other Countries.

The five players from Southern are:
  • Alex Luke
  • Chris Blair
  • Tyler Berger
  • Kyle Schepel
  • Ben Cok
Please come out and support our local team tonight at Pinery Park.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Congratulations Seniors Softball All-Star Team

Congratulations to Southern's Senior All-Star Softball team finished runner-up in the District 9 championship losing 8-3 to Pinery Park in the finals.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Seniors Baseball District Team Tournament Assignments

Our teams have been assigned to the following tournament brackets:

Seniors Baseball (begins July 7)
A-1 - Schwenneker
A-2 - Huizenga
B - Banasczak
C - Nystrom
D - Snyder

You can track Southern's teams in the district brackets on the District 9 website here.

Congratulations Seniors Softball All-Stars

Seniors Softball All-Stars
Bethany Bates (GRCHS), Mallory Brouwer (GRCHS), Caitlin Carmody (FHC), Merin Cok (GRCHS), Hannah Cooper (GRCHS), Kellen Dewey (FHE), Brooke Hanson (FHC), Libby Mason (EGR), Brenna Parks (FHC), Kaylie Petrolje (GRCHS), Ashley Riemersma (GRCHS), Kristen Start (GRCHS), Aubrey Thompson (GRCHS), Kristi Zietse (GRCHS)

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Congratulations Seniors Baseball All-Stars

Seniors Baseball All-Stars
Trevor Krause, Ryan Elble, Tyler Lewis, Zach Schwenneker, Jay Ludlow, Jimmy McKeiver, Alex Huizenga, Brett Schepel, Sammy Nystrom, Murphy Ainsworth, Kyle Wollet, Josh Laarman, Jonathon Grit, Mitch Otte

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Congratulations All-Stars!

Junior Baseball East All-Stars
Joe Malewitz, Kevin Vicari, David Tuuk, MJ Oshinski, Zach Malewitz, Travis Kraai, Brandon Pott, Taylor Pruis, Nick Wojcynski, Derek Anthes, David Pluymert, Kyle Tietema

Junior Baseball West All-Stars
Brent Primus, Will Zawacki, John Nowak, Jacob Lewis, David Warners, Peter Buth, Alec Rossi, Wes Vaughn, James Karsten, Cohen Mead, Sam Eldersveld, Cory Ditmar, Joe Buth

Major Baseball East All-Stars
Brian Cain, Bradley Campbell, Ian Crowley, Dan Lubben, Brock Pogodzinski, Mitchell Sayfie, Christian Tepper, Ben VanScoyk, Kyle Vulpetti, Ryan Brown, Peter Stewart, Steven Gillespie

Major Baseball West All-Stars
Austin Batka, Tommy Doles, John (Patrick) Cvengros, Alex Hicks, Nathan Hollern, Austin Huizenga, Grant Knibbe, Sam Kuiper, Eric Monsma, Bower Snedeker, Sam Vaughn, Adam Warners, AJ Zawacki

10/11 Baseball All-Stars
Jack Bates, William Rea, Sean Campbell, Ben Brower, Zach Correl, Casey Horjus, Schuyler Pruis, Aaron Apol, Mike Clifford, Scott Boeve, Mason Banbury, Miles Kuperus, Matt Baas

Senior Baseball and Senior Softball will both have all-star teams to announce next week.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Congratulations Juniors Baseball Team Tournament Champions!

Several of Southern's Junior Baseball teams won their district team tournaments!
  • Coach Kraii's team was the Class B champion
  • Coach Tuuk's team was the Class D champion
  • Coach Martin's team was the Class E champion