Monday, November 12, 2012

Save the Date: 2013 Southern Little League Annual Lead-off Party

Please add the date to your calendar:
Saturday, February 9, 2013

This will be our second annual winter fundraiser for Southern Little League at Cascade Hills Country Club.

Food, drinks, entertainment, silent and live auction. Join us for a great evening of fun,
Southern Little League style!

To make this event even more successful than last year please consider donating quality
items for the auctions.

Please contact Tim Kolk (timkolk@grar.com – 616.446.7186) with any questions.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Southern Little League to Celebrate 60 years of Baseball and Softball in 2013!


Hello Everyone,

2013 will bring Southern Little League’s 60th anniversary as a chartered member of the world’s largest youth sports program -- “Little League” -- Serving the youth of Grand Rapids and East Grand Rapids with quality baseball and softball and lasting memories for many generations. We will have a celebration next summer to commemorate this exciting time and will have much more information for you after the New Year.

In February we will be hosting our 2nd annual Leadoff Party. For those of you who did not attend last year it was a fantastic party and fundraiser. We had people attend who had kids playing that are 8 years old and we had people attend that had kids play 20 years ago and many in between. A great time was had by all and important funds were raised to help with the ever rising cost of running the league for the over 750 baseball and softball players who participated in 2012. We hope you will attend the Leadoff Party 2013 in February. For additional information please contact Tim Kolk at timkolk@grar.com Tim is our event coordinator for the 2013 Leadoff Party. A huge Thank You to all of the sponsors who donated items for the silent and live auctions.

The 2012 season was another great season for Southern Little League. Fall baseball and
softball closed the season and it was a great time with generally good weather except one Sunday that was rained out. There was a disparity in fall ball minor and major baseball because Western and Northeastern had all-star teams with league age players one year older than ours. We have already informed those leagues that if we are going to include them next year they must adhere to the same rules as Southern uses. Other than that fall ball was a very positive experience for all.

Please look for signup information around the first of the year for the upcoming season and pass along the website to any potential new participants. www.southernll.org

Sincerely,
Bob Hams
Southern Little League

Sunday, October 14, 2012

All Games Canceled

All Fall Ball games are canceled for Sunday, October 14, due to poor field conditions and rainy weather.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall Minors Baseball Realignment Finalized

We have added two more teams to the fall baseball minors division. This has resulted in a complete re-do of the schedule for that division also. We know it's inconvenient, but we're optimistic that players and families will understand that our motivation was to get more playing time for each player.

That said, please follow these steps to make sure you're at the right field at the right time on Sunday:
  • Start by looking thru the official rosters to determine which team your player is on. Keep in mind that part of this realignment meant moving some players to a different team. If you don't see your player on any of the teams, please double-check using the search feature (ctrl-F or cmd-F) on your browser before contacting Bob Hams at bhams@roofmelt.com.
  • Once you have determined which team your player is on, take a look at the revised schedule. Also bear in mind that we have had to move some games to Manhattan Park and JC fields. Click on those links if you're not sure where those fields are located.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Bob Hams at bhams@roofmelt.com. Thanks again for your cooperation and understanding.

Changes to Fall 78ers Baseball and Softball Schedules

Due to a change in availability of playing fields, we had to move the game times for 78ers baseball and softball for the next three weeks. The online schedules have been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • On September 16, 23, and 30, 78ers Softball and Baseball games have been pushed back from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Minors Baseball Realignment

Because of the enthusiastic response to Fall Ball registration, the four minors baseball teams now have 16 or 17 players on their rosters. We will be adding two additional teams so that the rosters will now be 10 or 11 players on each team. This will allow for added playing time for each player. We appreciate your patience as we improve the situation. We will need your understanding that not every request to play with classmates or friends will be achieved, though we will do our best to make sure we accommodate to the best of our ability. The new rosters will be posted Thursday.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fall Ball Begins on Sunday!

Sunday, September 9, marks the beginning of another season of fall baseball and softball at Southern. We'll have the grills going all afternoon, so come out and have some fun on Sunday.

Fall Ball Schedule Change in 78ers Baseball and Softball

On Sun-9-Sep, the JC East and West fields at Southern are not available, so both the softball and baseball 78ers games have been moved for that one date only.
  • The Sun-9-Sep game in 78ers softball has been relocated to Manhattan Park, field #2. The game time remains 1:00pm.
  • The Sun-9-Sep game in 78ers baseball has been relocated to Manhattan Park, field #2. The game time is now 3:00pm.

Fall Ball Rosters and Schedules Now Available

You can now view the rosters and schedules for 2012 Fall Ball. Just click on the Rosters link or the Schedules link on the right sidebar of the website. (We will post the baseball and softball 78ers rosters as soon as they are available.)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

2012 Fall Softball 78ers Schedule

  • League Director: Bob Hams
    email: bhams "at" roofmelt.com (replace "at" with @)
  • We do not keep standings for this league, so there's no need to phone in scores.
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • Changes made after September 7 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2012 Fall Baseball Juniors Schedule

  • League Director: Bob Hams
    email: bhams "at" roofmelt.com (replace "at" with @)
  • We do not keep standings for this league, so there's no need to phone in scores.
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout in the first game.
  • Team playing the double-header does not switch dugouts.
  • Round robin batting in all fall ball games.
  • No inning shall start after 20 minutes before the start of the next game.
  • Changes made after September 7 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2012 Fall Baseball Majors Schedule

  • League Director: Bob Hams
    email: bhams "at" roofmelt.com (replace "at" with @)
  • We do not keep standings for this league, so there's no need to phone in scores.
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • Round robin batting in all fall ball games.
  • No inning shall start after 20 minutes before the start of the next game.
  • 5:00pm game shall have a 1 hour 45 minute time limit.
  • Changes made after September 7 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2012 Fall Baseball Minors Schedule

  • League Director: Bob Hams
    email: bhams "at" roofmelt.com (replace "at" with @)
  • We do not keep standings for this league, so there's no need to phone in scores.
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • Round robin batting in all fall ball games.
  • No inning shall start after 20 minutes before the start of the next game.
  • 5:00pm game shall have a 1 hour 45 minute time limit.
  • Changes made after September 7 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2012 Fall Baseball 78ers Schedule

  • League Director: Bob Hams
    email: bhams "at" roofmelt.com (replace "at" with @)
  • We do not keep standings for this league, so there's no need to phone in scores.
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • Changes made after September 7 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Friday, August 31, 2012

2012 Fall Softball 78ers Rosters

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2012 Fall Baseball 78ers Rosters

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2012 Fall Baseball Juniors Rosters

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2012 Fall Baseball Majors Rosters

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2012 Fall Baseball Minors Rosters

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall Ball Sign-up Reminder

Sunday, September 2, is the deadline for signing up for Fall Ball. Click here to see all the details and to sign up.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Register Now for Fall Ball

It's time to think about Fall Ball again!
  • Fall baseball will be for ages 7-14.
  • This is a fun and instructional season. There are no practices, and we don't keep standings.
  • The 7-8 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 September 9 with the final games on October 28.
  • 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 is $70 and includes a jersey you can keep. This fee helps us cover the costs of umpires, baseballs, etc.
  • Please note: You must live 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.
  • 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-2-Sep.
  • If you have any questions contact:
    Bob Hams, league director (bhams@roofmelt.com)
  • We need coaches! Please contact Bob if you are interested in coaching. (No full teams will be allowed this year so we can achieve an even competitive balance.)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Southern's Big Leaguers Win Wooden Bat Tournament

Congratulations to the Southern Big League team who recently won the Wooden Bat Tournament in District 9. This is the second straight year that this team has won this event.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Juniors Baseball Championship at Southern Monday

Southern East All-Stars vs Western at 6:00pm tonight!

Western is undefeated and Southern has a loss so if Southern wins there will be a final game tomorrow night.
If Western wins they will be the champs.


Come out and cheer on your team!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Southern to Host Major and Senior Baseball Championship Games Sunday

Sunday, July 15:

1:00pm - Rockford National vs. Hudsonville - East Field - Major Baseball Championship Game

3:30pm - Western vs. Greenville - Henwood Field - Senior Baseball Championship Game

Southern will also host the Southern East all stars in the losers bracket final
at 1:00pm for the right to face Western in the final on Monday in Junior Baseball.

Also at Southern at 3:30pm is the 9/10 baseball losers bracket final.

Come out and enjoy baseball at Southern tomorrow. The grills will be fired up
so have some lunch and please volunteer to help wherever needed.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Big Games Tonight at Southern

Friday night at 5:30pm at Southern, the Southern East and Southern West Junior Baseball All-Stars play each other in the first round of the championship bracket. Should be fun. Bring out the family for some really good baseball between these two teams. Southern's Senior Baseball All-Stars follow at 7:30pm in their championship bracket.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Coaches: Equipment Return

Hello Southern Coaches,

We will be having equipment returns next week Mon-18-Jul and Wed-20-Jul from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Please make sure you count your jerseys and also let us know about any equipment that may be bad or missing. This will help us prepare for next season. The jersey count and return is extremely important. If you have not collected all of your jerseys please do so. 78ers coaches do not need to return jerseys.

If you have already returned your equipment to someone please email jmoore@foxmotorsusa.com and be sure to mention to whom you turned it over. If you are a coach that is still playing please let Jerry know and he will handle your return at a later date. If you are a coach that is planning to coach fall ball you may keep your equipment, but we will still need to collect all jerseys.

Thanks and see you next week.

Jerry & Tim

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Huge Thank You To the Southern Grounds Crew

I would like you all to join me in thanking the grounds crew for doing a fantastic job, especially in these unprecented temperatures. Joe Malewitz is the director of the grounds and Zack Schwenneker, Phil Allen, Joe Malewitz, Brendan Brouwer, and Will Zawacki are the staff. They have worked countless hours over the last few weeks to maintain and improve playing conditions and to make our fields the best in the area. If you see any of them around the Little League please take a moment to say thank you.

Bob Hams
President, Southern Little League

Congratulations Baseball Seniors All-Stars

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Big Game Day at Southern Thu-5-Jul

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

Thursday evening at Southern, we have six all-star and team tournament baseball games going on:
  • 9/10 West Baseball All Stars - 5:30pm West Field (Please note field change)
  • 9/10 East Baseball All Stars - 7:30pm West Field(Please note field change)
  • Majors East Baseball All Stars - 5:30pm East Diamond(Please note field change)
  • Majors West Baseball All Stars - 7:30pm East Diamond(Please note field change)
  • Seniors Class A Team Tournament - 5:30pm Henwood Field
  • Seniors Class D Team Tournament - 7:30pm Henwood Field
All 5 Senior Baseball teams will be playing games around the area in the finals.

Come out and join the fun Thursday at Southern!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Congratulations GRCHS Eagles!

Congratulations to the GRCHS baseball team as they won the Division 2 State Championship. Southern was well represented as seniors (Travis Kraai, Dave Pluymert, Brandon Pott, Brent Primus, Taylor Pruis), juniors (Tyler Boyd, Austin Huizenga, Joel Schipper) and sophomores (Austin Batka, John Vanvliet and Adam Warners) all contributed to a school record 36 wins and just 5 losses. They won the OK White with a 14-1 record and then won 8 straight games to cap off their first ever State Championship in baseball. Great job guys....Southern is proud of all of you!!!

Congratulations Juniors Baseball Team Old Orchard

Congratulations to Coach Jim Vandenberge's Old Orchard team in juniors baseball. They won the Class A District Championship 15-13 against Western.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Softball Juniors Team Tournament Game Canceled

The Softball Juniors team tournament game tonight has been canceled due to forfeit.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Breaking in the New Scoreboard

Last night in a Baseball Majors team tournament game, Southern's James Klein hit a line drive home run that hit the scoreboard with such force that it broke the "OUTS" display. In this photo, Southern groundskeeper Brendan Brouwer digs into the sign's inner workings with no concern for potential electrocution while Bob Hams watches and James beams with pride. Brendan is fine (more or less), but the sign is still broken. James' team, sponsored by Organicycle, won the game 14-9, so it was definitely worth it. Nice shot, James!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Juniors Baseball Team Tournament Placements

After Tuesday night's games, the current standings determine which pool each team plays in for team tournaments. Here are the official placements for Juniors Baseball:

A - Vandenberge (Old Orchard)
B - Hoppman (Buffalo Wild Wings)
C - Vulpetti (Jets Pizza)
D - Schwenneker (West Mich Group)
E - Grunewald (3form)
F - Rohen (River City Mech)
G - Gooch (Grand Rapids Label)
H - Southwell (Thousand Oaks)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Congratulations Baseball Juniors All-Stars

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Congratulations Eagles (Schedule Change in Baseball Seniors TODAY)

Congratulations to the GRCHS Eagles varsity baseball team for their 4-0 win over Dearborn Divine Child in the state semi-finals on Friday! The Eagles play Bay City Glenn today at 3:30pm in Battle Creek.

As a result, the 2:45pm Huizenga vs Lewis game and the 5:00pm Horjus vs Huizenga game have both been CANCELED for TODAY, Sat-16-Jun.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Congratulations Baseball Majors All-Stars

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Congratulations Baseball 9-10-Year-Old All-Stars

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Congratulations Baseball 11-Year-Old All-Stars

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Congratulations Softball Majors All-Stars

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lost Glove

A player left a glove at the Henwood Field Tuesday night after the 4:30pm game. It hasn't turned up in the lost and found. Coaches and players on that field, please double-check your equipment bags. The missing glove is a two-tone, Rawlings 12" Gold Glove, Elite Series. Please contact jc.norton@yahoo.com if you know anything about the lost glove.

Crowdsourcing a Missing Score: Schneider/O'Connor

UPDATE: Thanks to Dan Tietema for letting us know the final score.
We are missing a score for the Sat-9-Jun Schneider vs O'Connor game in majors baseball. The game was played at 5pm. Anybody know the score? Please send email to webmaster@southernll.org

Monday, June 11, 2012

Decertification of 34-inch Marucci CAT5 Bat and 33- and 34-inch Marucci Black Bats

USA Baseball has advised us that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has provided official notice that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Marucci CAT5 34-inch model bat and the Marucci Black 33- and 34-inch bats. Effectively immediately and until notified otherwise, these bats (Marucci CAT5 34-inch length and the Marucci Black 33- and 34-inch lengths) should be considered non-compliant and subject to Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Rules 1.10 and 6.06(d).

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Schedule Change in Juniors Baseball: Grunewald/Gooch

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following change:
  • We have scheduled a Grunewald vs Gooch game on Sun-10-Jun at 1:00pm to make up a rained out game earlier int he season.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Softball Pitching Instruction

Southern alumna Brenna Parks is offering individual softball pitching instruction. Click here to see the brochure.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

16th Annual Family Day is TODAY!

Saturday, June 2, is Family Day. Thirty ball games and lots of other activities will be going on all day long, so bring the whole family.

Volunteers:
  • We still need volunteers of all kinds at various times on Saturday.
  • Please sign up at the concession stand or contact Amy at 813-3512.
Enjoy our expanded menu:
  • Mom's marinated steak-on-a-stick
  • Hamburgers, jumbo hot dogs and Johnsonville stadium brats
  • Meal deals
  • Famous sauteed onions and all your favorite condiments
  • Corn-on-the-cob
Activities for the kids: free!
  • Water Run - a bouncy runway that leads to a shallow pool at the end
  • Bounce Land - a place for kids to bounce around
New in the Concession Stand:
  • Water bottles $5 filled the first time, $1 refills all season.
  • New shipment of Southern apparel
Raffle:
  • Reminder: Please sell your raffle tickets and turn in the money and stubs before the deadline at noon on Saturday. Look for the raffle table near the concession stand.
  • The big raffle drawing will take place at 7:00pm.
All-Star Games:
  • Plan on staying for the Minor and Major Baseball All-Star Games at 7:30pm.
We're all hoping for good weather! We'll see everyone out at Southern on Saturday!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Team Parents: Photos are Ready to be Picked Up


Coaches and team parents only (not parents of individual players):
The photo packets have been delivered to the concession stand. To minimize the chaos at the concession stand, we are asking that only the coach or team parent pick up the packets for the entire team, then distribute them to the players and their parents. Please, unless you are the coach or the team parent, do not go to the concession stand to pick up your child's individual photos.

Weather: All Games are ON (for now)

We know the weather is bad, but the fields are still playable. Please report to your regularly scheduled games until you hear otherwise.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Weather: All Games Canceled Tonight

All games are canceled for Thu-31-May.

Family Day Schedule

The game schedule for Family Day on Sat-2-Jun is now set. Here's a handy schedule of all the games at Southern on Family Day:
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Majors Baseball Family Day Schedule

The majors baseball match-ups for family day are now posted on the online schedule. Every team has a game that day. The seedings are based on each team's place in the standings. The results do not count in the standings, but coaches should still call in their scores.

Congratulations 2012 Minors Baseball Family Day All-Stars

Congratulations to the following minors baseball players who were chosen by their teammates to play in the all-star game on Family Day. The game will take place on Sat-2-Jun at 7:30pm on the West field.

American League National League
Robbie Stuursma Jacob Passinault
Aiden O'Connor Daniel Southernington
Foster Lyman Myles Beale
Davis Jennings Jordan Bergsma
Cole Hebert Luke Hoekstra
Henry Wassink Darian Selmon
Trent Elzinga Henry Vanderzyden
Will Gelderloos Kyle Kirk
Keegan Batka Ryan Sullivan
Ben Whiteside Mason Walker
Kelly Murray Brenden Severson
Aiden McCahill John Shelton
Jake Fouch Alex Deboer
Alex Kolk Joey Couvreur

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Congratulations 2012 Majors Baseball Family Day All-Stars

Congratulations to the following majors baseball players who were chosen by their teammates to play in the all-star game on Family Day. The game will take place on Sat-2-Jun at 7:30pm on the East field.

Coach O’Connor: Jack Tietema, Reily O’Connor, Hayden Taylor
Coach Goulet: Henry Breems, Connor Goulet, Martin Ward
Coach Smith: Ben Biermacher, Elliot Bergsma, Micah Hoekstra
Coach Billo: Mike Malewitz, Peter Burns, Ben Forstner
Coach Schneider: Lance Hoezee, Colin Beggs, Tommy Pohlman
Coach Adams: Alex Adams, Joe Collins, Nolan Gardner
Coach Lundeen: Elliot Jung, Jacob Elzinga, Max Lundeen
Coach Combs: Andy McCulloch, Jack Combs, Andrew Combs
Coach Henkey: Jake Hoppman, Matt Henkey, Max Vicari
Coach Warners: Mathew Winkle, James Murray, Dane Addington

Final Umpire Sign-Up this Saturday

The fourth and final umpire sign-up is scheduled for this Sat-2-Jun at 7:00am. Line up at that time, sign in, and we will rearrange the line after a number draw. Please have your baseball/work schedules handy to avoid any conflicts.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Schedule Change in Majors Softball: Prince

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following change:
  • The Fri-1-Jun Northview-3 vs Prince game has been rescheduled for Wed-20-Jun at 6:30pm at Northview.

Schedule Changes in Juniors Softball: Dougherty

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • The Fri-8-Jun Dougherty vs Rockford-1 game has been canceled.
  • The Sat-9-Jun Dougherty vs Northeastern-2 game will now be a doubleheader with a start time of 1:00pm on the JC West field.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Seniors Baseball Rosters and Schedule Now Available

The team rosters and schedule for seniors baseball are now available online. Click the Rosters and Schedule links on the right sidebar. Coaches should be contacting their players soon.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Southern Fields Shut Down Until Tuesday

The Southern fields are shut down until Tuesday. We appreciate the cooperation as we work very hard to make repairs.

Schedule Change in Juniors Baseball: Vulpetti/Vandenberge/Gooch/Southwell

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • The Thu-7-Jun Vulpetti vs Vanderberge game will now take place at 4:30pm instead of 8:00pm.
  • The Thu-7-Jun Gooch vs Southwell game will now take place at 8:00pm instead of 4:30pm.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Family Day Volunteers Needed

Saturday, June 2, is Family Day. We need volunteers of all kinds all day long from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Please contact Amy McCulloch at 813-3512 to sign up for your preferred time slot.

Schedule Change in Juniors Baseball: ALL TEAMS

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • All games on Sat-2-Jun, Sat-9-Jun, and Sat-16-Jun have been moved to earlier start times. Rather than list them all here, please view review the changes for those dates by visiting the online schedule here.

Schedule Change for Minors Baseball: Murray/Potteiger/O'Connor/Stadel

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • The Wed-13-Jun Murray vs Potteiger game has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Thu-14-Jun at 5:30pm on the East field.
  • The Thu-14-Jun O'Connor vs Stadel game has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Wed-13-Jun at 7:30pm on the West field.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Schedule Change in Juniors Baseball: Rohen/Gooch

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following change:
  • The Fri-8-Jun Rohen vs Gooch game has been rescheduled to start at 4:00pm instead of 5:30pm as originally scheduled.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sign Up Now for Big League Baseball

Hey, big leaguers, it's time to sign up for the 2012 season.
  • DEADLINE IS JUNE 4! Online sign-up will close after the deadline.
  • Season starts June 11.
  • You can sign up and pay online by clicking here.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Schedule Change in Majors Baseball: Schneider/Smith

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following change:
  • The Wed-23-May Schneider vs Smith game has been postponed. That game will be rescheduled for a date to be announced later.

Schedule Change in Majors Softball: Crampton

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following change:
  • The Thu-24-May Crampton vs Lowell-2 game at Manhattan has been changed. That game will now take place on Wed-23-May at 5:30pm at Lowell.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Schedule Change in Juniors Baseball: Rohen/Grunewald

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • On Sat-19-May, Grunewald will now play against Southwell at 2:00pm (instead of against Vandenberge at 4:30pm), and Rohen will now play against Vandenberge at 4:30pm (instead of against Southwell at 2:00pm).

Correction in Softball Schedules: Dougherty/Crampton/Donnelly

Last night we mistakenly announced a change in the Juniors Softball schedule, but we announced it with teams that were not actually in Juniors Softball! Let's clear up the confusion.
  • Coach Donnelly's team should not have been mentioned at all.
  • The announcement below was for coach Dougherty's team, not coach Crampton's team.
  • The announcement has been corrected to read as follows.....
The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following change:
  • The Wed-23-May Dougherty vs Northeastern-2 game will now be played as a SINGLE game at Manhattan Fields on Thu-24-May at 7:15pm.

Schedule Change in Juniors Softball: Dougherty

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following change:
  • The Wed-23-May Dougherty vs Northeastern-2 game will now be played as a SINGLE game at Manhattan Fields on Thu-24-May at 7:15pm.

Schedule Change in Majors Softball: Crampton

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following change:
  • The Fri-18-May Crampton vs Lowell-2 game has been rescheduled to take place on Thu-24-May at 5:30pm at Manhattan Fields.

Schedule Change in Majors Baseball: Adams/Lundeen/Warners/Combs

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following change:
  • On Sat-9-Jun, the Adams vs Lundeen game will now be played at 11:00am, not 1:00pm as originally shown on the schedule. The Warners vs Combs game will take place at 1:00pm, not 11:00am as originally shown on the schedule.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Schedule Change in Minors Baseball: Tepper/Passinault/O'Connor/Kirchgessner

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following change:
  • On Wed-23-May, the O'Connor vs Kirchgessner game will now be played at 6:15pm, not 8:00pm as originally shown on the schedule. The Tepper vs Passibault game will take place at 8:00pm, not 6:15pm as originally shown on the schedule.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Umpire Sign-up Session Sat-19-May

The third of four umpire sign-ups is this Saturday morning at 7:15am. Line up no earlier than 7:00am to get signed in, and remember to bring your baseball/work schedules to avoid any conflicts! Do not arrive any earlier than 7:00am and camp out as the line will be rearranged after a number draw similar to a "wrist band" method used for concert ticket sales. This will not only be the first time for this new policy, but a permanent one as well to make it fair and equitable for everyone.

Schedule Change in Minors Baseball: O'Connor/Gelderloos

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following correction:
  • On Family Day, Sat-2-Jun, the O'Connor vs Gelderloos game will start at 10:15am, not 10:30am as originally shown on the schedule.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Schedule Change in Majors Softball: Crampton/Donnelly

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • On Thu-7-Jun, Crampton will play Northview-3 at Northview at 6:30pm to make up the rained out game from Mon-7-May.
  • On Fri-15-Jun, Donnelly will play Northview-3 at JC West at 6:30pm to make up the game from Fri-11-May.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Saturday is Picture Day

Sat-12-May is picture day.
  • Each team has been given a specific time slot for pictures, and by now your coach or team parent should have contacted you about what time you need to be there. If not, please contact your team parent for details.
  • There's also an opportunity for players to have individual pictures taken.
  • Even if you're not planning on purchasing a team or individual photo, as a courtesy to others on the team, please make sure your child is present for the team picture anyhow.
  • Pictures are taken over near the Mackay Jaycee soccer fields, under the pavilion in the woods, near the playground.
  • They run a tight ship, so be on time for your team's scheduled slot.
  • RAIN OR SHINE! Regardless of any possible weather-related game cancellations, picture day will go on as scheduled.

Schedule Change in Juniors Baseball: Vandenberge/Vulpetti/Rohen/Gooch

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • On Thu-7-Jun, the 8:00pm Rohen vs Gooch game has been rescheduled. The game will now be played on Fri-8-Jun at 5:30pm.
  • On Fri-8-Jun, the 5:30pm Vandenberge vs Vulpetti game has been rescheduled. The game will now be played on Thu-7-Jun at 8:00pm.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Announcing the 2012 Raffle

The Southern Little League Raffle is in full swing. The drawing takes place on Family Day, Saturday, June 2.

Grand Prize: $2,000 cash
Second Prize: $1,000 cash
Third Prize: Apple iPad (3rd generation)
  • Tickets cost $20 each. They have been distributed to all coaches and/or team parents. It's important that we sell all these tickets to make the raffle a success. If you coach/team parent has not handed out the tickets yet, please ask them.
  • The drawing takes place on Family Day, Sat-2-Jun, prior to the All-Star Game. (You need not be present to win.)
  • The individual player who sells the most tickets will also win an Apple iPad (3rd generation). To track this, the player's name must be legibly written on the back of each ticket they sell and turned in by noon on Family Dat, Sat-2-Jun.
  • If you have any questions or need extra tickets, please contact Brendan O'Driscoll at 460-8624 or brendano@treadstonemortgage.com.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Changes to Softball Schedules: Allen/Dougherty

The online schedules have been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • On Sat-12-May, the 6:30pm Allen vs Belding-2 game on the JC East will now take place at 12:30pm on the JC East field.
  • The Fri-18-May Dougherty vs Northeastern-2 game has been rescheduled for Sat-9-Jun at 1:00pm on the JC West field.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Weather

All games at Southern Little League all fields are cancelled for Monday, May 7, due to rain.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Schedule Change in 78ers Softball: Sprague

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • On Mon-7-May, the 6:30pm game on the JC West field incorrectly showed Koetje vs Sprague. The correct game is Koetje vs Northview on JC West. Sprague's team does not play on that date. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Schedule Change in Majors Baseball: Smith/Warners

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • The Mon-7-May Smith vs Warners game will now be played on Fri-1-Jun at 4:00pm on the East field.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

EGR vs Catholic Central Friday Night at Southern

It's East versus Catholic Central in a varsity baseball doubleheader matchup Friday night at Southern. The first game starts at 5:00pm. We'll have the grills fired up, so come out for some great high school baseball action and a delicious dinner, too.

Schedule Change in Minors Baseball: Tepper/O'Connor

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • The Sat-5-May Tepper vs O'Connor game will now be played at 1:00pm on the West field.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Next Umpire Sign-Up is Sat-5-May 7:15am

The second of four umpire sign-ups is this Saturday morning, May 5, at 7:15am. Please start lining up no earlier than 7:00am and remember to have your baseball/work schedules handy to avoid any conflicts!

Monday, April 30, 2012

5:30pm Games are OFF. 6:30pm and 7:30pm Games Still ON

5:30pm games are canceled. 6:30pm softball and 7:30pm baseball games are still ON for now. Stay tuned for more announcements if the weather worsens.

Important Safety Reminder

We'd like to remind everyone that no on-deck batters are allowed and no practice swings are allowed until the batter is safely in the home plate area just prior to their at-bat. This is a National Little League rule for all ages 12 and under, and it is a safety rule that has helped prevent hundreds of accidents since being instituted in 2002.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

All Games are ON

We know it's cold, but we're going ahead with all games. Bundle up!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Softball Juniors Schedule Now Available

Just click on the Schedules link on the right sidebar.

Hoodies and Shirts Now for Sale

We now have hooded sweatshirts ($25), crew sweatshirts ($20), long sleeve dry fit shirts ($20), and short sleeve dry fit shirts ($15) all with a great Southern Little League logo for sale at the concession stand. If we are out of a size, please leave your order at the concession stand and we will get it for you. We now accept credit and debit cards at the concession stand. And as always please come out and join everyone for lunch at Southern on Saturdays with grilled burgers, brats, hot dogs and sautéed onions.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Schedule Change in Minors Baseball: Stadel/Sullivan/Tepper/Hebert 18/19-May

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • The Fri-18-May Stadel vs Sullivan game will now be played on the West field on Sat-19-May at 12:30pm.
  • The Sat-19-May Tepper vs Hebert game will now be played on the West field on Fri-18-May at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Schedule Change in 78ers Baseball: Seth/Passinault Sat-5-May

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • The Sat-5-May Passinault vs Seth game will now be played on the JC West field at 11:00am. The date is unchanged.

Schedule Change in Minors Softball: Allen Sat-2-Jun

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • The location of the Sat-2-Jun (Family Day) Lowell-2 vs Allen (Southern) game has changed. The game will now be played at Southern's JC East field. The time remains 1:30pm.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Important Rules on Composite Bats

Click here to read the very latest official rules about composite bats on the Little League Online website.

Umpire Sign-up Dates

Umpire sign-up dates have now been scheduled for this upcoming season at Southern. Any NEW umpire who completed a training session this past weekend and any RETURNING umpire who umpired minors or majors games last season can sign up for games for the first time this Saturday, April 21, at 7:15am. Please plan to line up behind the Henwood Field starting at 7:00am as in past years. Other sign-up dates will take place at the same time and place on May 5, May 19, and June 2.

Schedule Change in Juniors Baseball: Vandenberge/Hoppman/Rohen/Grunewald 23-May

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • Both Wed-23-May games have been rearranged. Vandenberge will now play Rohen on Wed-23-May at 5:30pm. Hoppman will now play Grunewald on Thu-24-May at 5:30pm.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Schedule Change in Baseball Juniors: Rohen/Vulpetti/Gooch/Hoppman 12-May

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • The Sat-12-May Rohen vs Vulpetti game will now take place at 4:30pm.
  • The Sat-12-May Gooch vs Hoppman game will now take place at 11:30am.

Schedule Change in Baseball Juniors: Rohen/Schwenneker/Southwell/Grunewald 2/3-May

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • The Thu-3-May Rohen vs Schwenneker game will now take place on Wed-2-May at 7:30pm.
  • The Wed-2-May Southwell vs Grunewald game will now take place on Thu-3-May at 5:30pm.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Get Weather Announcements via Text Message

Now you can get a text message as soon as possible whenever there is a weather announcement! Why would you not do this??

It's super easy to set up!

Just send the following text message to 40404:
     follow southernll
Then follow the instructions in the text message replies. That's it! Now you'll get a text message each time we make a weather-related announcement.

You will only receive weather-related announcements via text message, so you'll still want to be signed up for email updates for everything else.

If you ever need to stop getting those text messages, just send the following text message to 40404:
     unfollow southernll

Change to Baseball Minors Schedule: Kolk/Hebert 14-Jun

It was brought to our attention that the baseball minors schedule had omitted the final game of the season. The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following correction:
  • Kolk vs Hebert will take place on Thu-14-Jun at 7:30pm

Softball 78ers, Minors, and Majors Schedules Now Available

Just click on the Schedules link on the right sidebar of the website.

Change to Baseball 78ers Schedule: Scofield/Conway 31-May

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • On Thu-31-May Scofield will now play the 4:30pm game.
  • On Thu-31-May Conway will now play the 6:00pm game.

Change to Baseball Minors Schedule: Kolk/Gelderloos/Hebert/Sullivan 20/21-Apr

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following changes:
  • The Kolk vs Gelderloos game on Sat-21-Apr has been moved to Fri-20-Apr at 7:30pm
  • The Hebert vs Sullivan game on Fri-20-Apr has been moved to Sat-21-Apr at 5:30pm

Southern Little League Complex Update

Hello Everyone,

In August of 2011 Southern Little League made the final field lighting payment to Musco lighting. This has been a 15 year project with lights first being installed on the east major field. Five years later lights were installed on the juniors/senior field, and finally in 2006 lights were installed on the West minor field. Improvements are always a top priority at Southern and have been very steady for the past 15 years.

Maintenance and upkeep of the property Southern Little League lies on is the sole responsibility of Southern Little League. The league pays the City of Grand Rapids $1.00 per year to lease the land and then all costs are the league's responsibility. With the fencing being replaced over the past 5 years and concluded last year, and improvements to the dugouts and the entire infrastructure, the next project is the scoreboards on the east and west fields. The existing boards have been a source of disappointment for the past several years and last year they were deemed out of commission.

The Board of Directors is excited to announce, with the sponsorship of Fox Motors, that new scoreboards will be installed before opening day on both the east and west fields. Because of the decline in revenue from our bingo fundraiser and rising costs we were planning on a two to three year delay in this project. Because of the sponsorships by Fox, Southern will not have the need to finance any portion of this project. These boards are very classic and have the pitch count feature built in. The players should be very excited and the parents and supporters will now be able to figure out what the score is.

Thank you to all of the sponsors of Southern Little League who make these and many other projects possible.

We hope everyone will enjoy this much needed improvement, and we look forward to seeing everyone on opening weekend.

Bob Hams
President
Southern Little League

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2012 Baseball Seniors Standings

  • These standings are up to date to include all the scores that have been phoned in and appear on the schedule page. If you see a discrepancy in the standings, first check the schedule page to see if scores are missing. If scores are missing on the schedule page, contact your coach, NOT the webmaster.
  • Click here to view the standings on their own page.
  • Click here to download these standings as a PDF you can print.

2012 Standings

If you know of any errors, please email the webmaster. Links without highlighting are not available yet. Stay tuned.
No standings are kept for the following leagues:
  • Baseball 78ers
  • Baseball Big League
  • Softball 78ers
  • Softball Minors
  • Softball Majors
  • Softball Juniors
  • Softball Seniors

2012 Baseball Juniors Standings

  • These standings are up to date to include all the scores that have been phoned in and appear on the schedule page. If you see a discrepancy in the standings, first check the schedule page to see if scores are missing. If scores are missing on the schedule page, contact your coach, NOT the webmaster.
  • Click here to view the standings on their own page.
  • Click here to download these standings as a PDF you can print.

2012 Baseball Majors Standings

  • These standings are up to date to include all the scores that have been phoned in and appear on the schedule page. If you see a discrepancy in the standings, first check the schedule page to see if scores are missing. If scores are missing on the schedule page, contact your coach, NOT the webmaster.
  • Family day scores do not count in the standings.
  • Click here to view the standings on their own page.
  • Click here to download these standings as a PDF you can print.

2012 Baseball Minors Standings

  • These standings are up to date to include all the scores that have been phoned in and appear on the schedule page. If you see a discrepancy in the standings, first check the schedule page to see if scores are missing. If scores are missing on the schedule page, contact your coach, NOT the webmaster.
  • Click here to view the standings on their own page.
  • Click here to download these standings as a PDF you can print.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Schedules

These are the schedules for the current season. If you know of any schedule changes or errors, please email the webmaster. Schedules without highlighting are not available yet. Stay tuned.

Summer 2017

Fall 2016

Monday, April 9, 2012

Saturday is Cleanup 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. We need volunteers of all ages! The day will begin at 9:00am, and we expect to be done by 1:00pm.If you have practice that day, plan on sticking around after practice to pitch in. All help is greatly appreciated. Bring an extra rake if you have one. We'll also be doing some painting, so bring paint brushes, rollers, and pans. Also, please note that if we need to cancel due to the weather, we will post it on the website. So come out and pitch in!

Please Sign Up Now for Seniors Baseball & Softball

  • DEADLINE IS MAY 20! Online sign-up will close after the deadline.
  • The cost is now $130.
  • Please help the tireless volunteers who do the league organizing by signing up sooner rather than later.
  • You can sign up and pay online by clicking here.

2012 Softball Juniors Schedule

  • League Director: Courtney Moskal
    email: courtmosk "at" sbcglobal.net (replace "at" with @)
  • We do not keep standings for this league, so there's no need to phone in scores.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column. A DH in that column denotes a double-header.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2012 Softball Majors Schedule

  • League Director: Courtney Moskal
    email: courtmosk "at" sbcglobal.net (replace "at" with @)
  • We do not keep standings for this league, so there's no need to phone in scores.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-2-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2012 Softball Minors Schedule

  • League Director: Courtney Moskal
    email: courtmosk "at" sbcglobal.net (replace "at" with @)
  • We do not keep standings for this league, so there's no need to phone in scores.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-2-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2012 Softball 78ers Schedule

  • League Director: Courtney Moskal
    email: courtmosk "at" sbcglobal.net (replace "at" with @)
  • We do not keep standings for this league, so there's no need to phone in scores.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-2-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

New Umpire Training Session Times and Dates

All new thirteen and fourteen year old umpires must attend ONLY ONE of two scheduled training sessions before umpiring any minor league games this upcoming season at Southern. Any returning umpire is welcome as well but is not required to attend a session. The first session is scheduled for this Saturday, April 14 at 8:30 am. The second session is scheduled for this Sunday, April 15 at 4:30 pm. Each of these sessions will go on rain or shine, last an hour and a half or less, and be hosted/conducted by Southern's umpire coordinator, Jim Weiss. Plan on meeting Jim at the equipment shed/maintenance building which is located at the far north end of Southern's complex and situated between the minors' and majors' fields. Call Jim at 520-1306 for any additional questions or bits of information regarding these sessions.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rosters

Parents, please verify that your child appears in the roster for the appropriate league.

Every year we have a few random clerical errors, so if you don't see your child in the appropriate league, please look through the other leagues before contacting the webmaster. If you don't see your child on any of these rosters, or if there's a typo in your child's name, don't worry. It's usually a simple thing to sort out. Contact the webmaster, and we'll get you squared away.

Also keep in mind that these rosters are continuously updated. You won't receive an email each time we update the rosters, but these links will always take you to the very latest updates.

Summer 2017
(others coming soon)

Fall 2016
We assign players to teams based on age for Fall Ball. Fall Ball is a league for the players to get extra games in so they get more experience for next season. It is much less competitive than the regular season. Even though it is called Minors, Majors, Juniors, etc. we divide the players up by age. Over the past few years we have found this system works much better with the limited amount of teams in Fall Ball.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Coaches: Practice Field Reservations Now Available 26-Mar to 14-Apr

Coaches ONLY: Reservations for Lakeside, Breton Downs, and Southern's playing fields and batting cages are now open. We have opened up the practice fields for next week and for the week after Spring Break. Only actual coaches (not assistants or others) may make reservations.

Coaches, also please note: This is the only announcement about practice field reservations that will be sent out to all the email subscribers for the entire league. All future practice field reservation announcements will go out to the "insiders-only" email list. If you have not already signed up for the "insiders-only" list, you need to do that right away. Tell your assistants and team parents to sign up for the "insiders-only" list, too. Click here to sign up for the "insiders-only" email list.

Please head over to the Coaches page on the right sidebar to make your reservations. And DO take the time to read the instructions thoroughly, please.

Monday, March 19, 2012

It's Not Too Late to Sign Up!

Missed the signup deadline? There is still limited availability in all age groups. But hurry!

78ers through Juniors Baseball and Softball must be signed up no later than Thursday, March 22.

Seniors registration is still open, but we are requesting that you sign up sooner than later.

Click here to sign up.

Umpire Meeting Schedule Change

Due to Juniors' baseball tryouts taking place at EGRHS's gym this Saturday at 1:30pm, the new umpire meeting time has been pushed back to 2:30pm and will take place at the same location. Again, any individual interested in becoming a new umpire this season should plan on attending this meeting hosted by Southern's umpire coordinator, Jim Weiss.

Tryout Session and Umpire Meeting Reminder

A reminder that the tryout session is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, at the East Grand Rapids High School gymnasium. Only certain players need to attend, so please take the time to read through the information about tryout day to determine if and when your child needs to be there. Click here to read all the details.

You can verify that your child is registered by clicking here.

Softball players will not be having a tryout session. They can expect to be contacted by coaches once the rosters are finalized.

Also, a change in policy from previous years: If your child is 10 years old and wishes to try out for the Major League (baseball), he or she must be present at tryouts. Otherwise, 10-year-olds will be placed in the Minor League by default. Also, all 10 year olds who are new to Southern this year should plan to come to the tryouts. 

Finally, umpires, don't forget the informational meeting immediately following the tryouts.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Last Day to Register is TODAY!

Today is the registration deadline. After today, the price goes up to $150 and your child is no longer guaranteed a spot. Please register TODAY!

Already registered? Please double-check that you're on our list here.

Senior leaguers, please sign up now. We know you have school ball first; however, please sign up now so we can plan for the season. You can find out all the details and sign up here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Is My Child Registered?

Below is a list of all those registered for Southern Little League as of the date and time at the top of the list. Check back often, since this list is updated several times a day.

If you think you have registered, but you do not see your child's name on the list, please send email to:
markn@walgren.com

Friday, March 9, 2012

2012 Baseball Juniors Schedule

  • League Director: Rob Henkey
    email: juniors "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @)
    phone: 293-1607
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • If you see a discrepancy in the scores or missing scores, please contact your coach, NOT the webmaster. Games without a score in this schedule will not be included in the standings.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-2-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day. Family Day games will not count in the standings.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2012 Baseball Majors Schedule

  • League Director: Joe Mead
    email: joe.mead "at" welchallyn.com (replace "at" with @)
    phone: 304-8794
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • If you see a discrepancy in the scores or missing scores, please contact your coach, NOT the webmaster. Games without a score in this schedule will not be included in the standings.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-2-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day. Family Day games will not count in the standings.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2012 Baseball Minors Schedule

  • League Director: Ethan Rohen email: minors "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @) phone: 318-4647
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • If you see a discrepancy in the scores or missing scores, please contact your coach, NOT the webmaster. Games without a score in this schedule will not be included in the standings.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-2-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day. Family Day games will not count in the standings.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2012 Baseball 78ers Schedule

  • League Director: Eric O'Connor
    email: 78ers "at" southernll.org (replace "at" with @)
    phone: 292-2388
  • We do not keep standings for this league, so there's no need to phone in scores.
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-2-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

2012 Baseball Seniors Schedule

  • League Director: Jim Henwood
    phone: 901-9896
  • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
  • If you see a discrepancy in the scores or missing scores, please contact your coach, NOT the webmaster. Games without a score in this schedule will not be included in the standings.
  • Changes made after April 20 to the original schedule will be announced via email and marked on the schedule with a C in the C column. Rescheduled rain-outs are denoted by an R in that column.
  • Family Day is Sat-2-Jun.  Family Day games WILL count in the standings.
  • Games rained out will not be made up due to lack of field space.
  • The June 30 and July 2 games will be cancelled if District 9 decides to run team tournament early.
  • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
  • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Calling All NEW Umpires!

If you are passionate about Southern Little League and the game of baseball--and turn the age of 13 by May 1 of this year--then you are invited to a meeting at East Grand Rapids' High School gym on Saturday, March 24, at 1:30 pm. This meeting will last about a half-hour or so and will give you the opportunity to learn more about how to become a new umpire at Southern for this upcoming season. Jim Weiss, Southern's umpire coordinator, will host the meeting and address training dates, sign-up dates, pay scale, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for you to earn some money this spring, further learn the game of baseball, take on the responsibility of running a baseball game by interacting with players and coaches, and enhance your future college application and/or job resume by taking on this position!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Field Location: Manhattan


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2012 Softball Minors Roster

These are the team rosters for the Softball Minors League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. Click here to open this document on its own for downloading or printing.

2012 Softball 78ers Roster

These are the team rosters for the Softball 78ers (coach pitch) League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. Click here to open this document on its own for downloading or printing.

2012 Softball Majors Roster

These are the team rosters for the Softball Majors League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. Click here to open this document on its own for downloading or printing.

2012 Baseball Juniors Roster

These are the team rosters for the Baseball Juniors League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. Click here to open this document on its own for downloading or printing.

2012 Baseball Majors Roster

These are the team rosters for the Baseball Majors League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. Click here to open this document on its own for downloading or printing.

2012 Baseball Minors Roster

These are the team rosters for the Baseball Minors League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. Click here to open this document on its own for downloading or printing.

2012 Baseball 78ers Roster

These are the team rosters for the Baseball 78ers (coach pitch) League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. Click here to open this document on its own for downloading or printing.

2012 Softball Juniors Roster

These are the team rosters for the Softball Juniors League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. Click here to open this document on its own for downloading or printing.

2012 Baseball Seniors Rosters

These are the team rosters for the Baseball Seniors League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. Click here to open this document on its own for downloading or printing.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thanks for a Successful Leadoff Party!

Thank you to everyone for a very successful Leadoff Party!

The first annual Southern Little League Leadoff Party was a huge success. We would like to thank all those who organized, donated items, and attended this exciting and fun event. Over 180 people attended the Leadoff Party held at Thousand Oaks Golf Club on February 4th. The event saw both current and former players, parents, and grandparents attend and have a great time. The popular place to mingle early in the evening was around the auction tables. Many stories were told while people were bidding and shopping the auction items. The silent auction winners were posted between 9:30 and 10:00, and then a live auction was held for Comerica Park stadium seats and for team color and naming choices. As the evening progressed people moved over to the dance floor to close out the evening. A great array of food and deserts were served all evening.

The event raised $12, 842.07 net profit after all expenses that has been placed in the general operating fund for Southern Little League. With the steady decline of funds being raised from the bingo that Southern operates, this was a much needed fundraiser and will allow Southern Little League to continue its tradition of being one of the best baseball and softball leagues in the state of Michigan.

Thank you again to all those that made this very special evening possible.

Bob Hams,
President, Southern Little League

Monday, February 13, 2012

In-Person Sign-Up Session Wed-15-Feb 6-8pm

The next in-person sign-up session is Wed-15-Feb from 6-8pm at Berger Chevrolet. You can find out all the details about signing up in person or online by clicking here.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Southern Leadoff Party is Saturday Night

Tomorrow is the big night!

Be sure to be at the Southern Little League Leadoff party. So many people have come forth to make this a great event, and we are going to have great turnout. We'd love to see you there!

Just click here to read all the details and to buy your tickets online. You can also buy your tickets at the door by cash, debit or credit card.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Volunteer Form

Click here to download a form (PDF) that you can print and fill out for volunteering at Southern Little League. (This might not work well in Firefox.)