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.