Friday, June 27, 2014

6 Passenger Golf Cart Needed for State Tournaments

Does anyone have a contact with a 6 passenger golf cart who would be willing to donate its use for the state tournaments? We would like to use it July 24-30 to transport people from the back parking lots to the fields. If you or anyone has one and is willing to donate it for the week please contact Bob at We can offer an ad in the tournament program as compensation.

Thank You
Tournament Committee

Monday, June 23, 2014

Please Sign Up for Concession Stand at the State Tournament

As we prepare for the state tournaments, we need folks to volunteer for a variety of tasks. You can always find a list of volunteer opportunities on the right sidebar of The first opportunity we have is for volunteers at the concession stand. You can sign up for that by clicking here. Please sign up as soon as you can. It makes everyone's job that much easier. Thank you!

Southern Hosting State Tournaments

Hello Southern Families,

Starting July 24 and running through July 30, Southern Little League will be hosting the 9-10-Year-Old and Senior League state baseball tournaments. This is a huge honor as Southern was chosen out of the 28 leagues in District 9, and District 9 only hosts these tournaments once every 16 years. This will be a great experience for the teams participating and for the volunteers running the tournament. There are a total of 24 teams coming to Southern Little League to participate in these tournaments, and the committee has planned for an exciting opening ceremony on July 25 at 6:00pm as well as a Family Day atmosphere throughout the tournaments. Also look for souvenirs and pins at the souvenir tent. As you can imagine we will need many volunteers to make this a really special tournament for all of the teams participating.


Very soon you will see an announcement requesting tournament volunteers. Whether it is for the concession stand, the souvenir tent, or the outside food sales, we need your help! Doreen Lambert is the head of the volunteer committee. Please sign up as soon as you see the announcement come out so it makes Doreen’s job easier. You will also see a separate announcement requesting grilling volunteers, and Nick Stadel would appreciate your prompt response in signing up for that. In most cases we are asking for 1.5 hour shifts and sometimes 2 hours. Please volunteer and show the rest of the state why Southern Little League is so great!

Thank You,

Joe Mead
President Southern Little League

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Congratulations 2014 Baseball Majors West All-Stars

Manager: Tim Sullivan
Coach: Pat Batka
Coach: Jim Weiss
Mica Baermann
Keegan Batka
Myles Beal
Matt Moore
Kelly Murray
Askar Olsson
Aidan O'Connor
John Shelton
Ryan Sullivan
Ethan VanderBoegh
Henry VanderZyden
Henry Wassink
Josh Weiss

Congratulations 2014 Baseball Majors East All-Stars

Manager: Scott Bernecker
Coach: Joel Passinault
Coach: Steve Southerington
Billy Bernecker
Jerry Crampton
Trinidad Chambliss
Aidan Callahan
Alex DeBoer
John Holmes
Aidan McCahill
Jack Mundell
Jake Passinault
Robbie Stuursma
Daniel Southerington
Kyle Tepper
Ben Whiteside

Congratulations 2014 Baseball 11-Year-Old All-Stars

Manager: Chris Lee
Coach: Tim Kolk
Luke Aardems
Jordan Bergsma
Trent Elzinga
Luke Fynewever-Muyskens
Aidan Gardner
Kyle Kirk
Alex Kolk
Gabriel Laughlin
Declan Lee
Nathan Milanowski
Jake Myers
Brady Plachecki
Dominic Vicari

Congratulations 2014 Baseball Minors West All-Stars

Manager: Dan Gelderloos
Coach: Jack Conway
Coach: Tom Kuzner
Aiden Stadel
Luke Gelderloos
Luke Kuzner
Luke Conway
Ben English
Tanner Warners
Gavin Bishop
Cam Brandstadt
Levi Heerema
Keegan Cox
Derek Jacobsen
Charlie Walters
Camden Seth

Congratulations 2014 Baseball Minors East All-Stars

Manager: Scott Hall
Coach: Matt Vriesenga
Coach: Mark White
Nate VanDyke
John Passinault
Hans Pruis
Adam Hall
Brendan Burns
Ian Masek
David Bernecker
Ryan Reszka
Matt Ydenberg
Nick Collins
Mitchell White
Ryan Bishop
Zach Vriesenga

Congratulations 2014 Baseball Juniors West All-Stars

Manager: Eric Lundeen
Coach: Jamie Billo
Alex Bergsma
Elliot Bergsma
Jack Billo
Ben Forstner
Nolan Gardner
Nolan Heerema
Cam Knuble
Peter Kratt
Nick Lambert
Max Lundeen
James Murray
Max Vicari
Marty Ward

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Congratulations 2014 Baseball Juniors East All-Stars

Manager: Jeff Hoppman
Coach: Bernie Malewitz
Dane Addington
Mark Boeve
Henry Breems
Peter Burns
Jacob Elzinga
Noah Groen
Matt Henkey
Jake Hoppman
Joe Huffman
James Klein
Mike Malewitz
Tommy Pohlman
Jack Tietema

Friday, June 20, 2014

Congratulations to Coach Gelderloos' Minors Baseball Champions

Congratulations to coach Dan Gelderloos whose baseball minors team won the title for the second year in a row with a record of 12-1-1. The team's combined record over these past two years is 26-3-1.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

All Games Canceled

Because of the weather. all games are canceled for Wednesday, June 18.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Congratulations to Coach Sullivan's Majors Baseball Champions!

Coach Sullivan's majors baseball team won the 2014 league championship with a regular season record of 14 wins on 4 losses. Good luck in the district team tournament!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

All Games Canceled for Wednesday, June 11

Because of the wet conditions, all games for Wednesday, June 11, are canceled. All Southern ballfields are closed.

Schedule Change in 78ers Softball: Hildebrand

We have rescheduled a rained out game in the 78ers softball schedule:
  • Team Hildebrand: On Monday, June 16, you will make up a previously rained out game at 5:30pm at Pinery Field #4.

Schedule Change in Juniors Softball: Donnelly

We have made a time change to the juniors softball schedule:
  • Team Donnelly: On Wednesday, June 8, instead of 5:30pm and 7:30pm games, you will now play at 5:00pm and 7:00pm.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Big League Signup Deadline Extended to Wednesday, June 11

Please sign up for Bug League ASAP. The price goes up after Wednesday night's deadline. Click here to sign up.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Big League Signup Deadline is Tuesday, June 10

Please sign up for Bug League ASAP. The price goes up after tomorrow's deadline. Click here to sign up.

Schedule Changes in Majors Softball: Huey

We have made an addition and a change to the majors softball schedule for team Huey:
  • We have added a game to your schedule on Saturday, June 14, at 2:30pm on Pinery #7 against one of the Pinery Park teams.
  • On Wednesday, June 18, you will now play at 7:30pm.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Southern's 18th Annual Family Day is TODAY!

Saturday, June 7, is Family Day. 37 ball games and lots of other activities will be going on all day long, so bring the whole family - Grandma, Grandpa, aunts, and uncles.
Join us for lunch or dinner, and enjoy our expanded menu:
  • Marinated sirloin steak-on-a-stick
  • Teriyaki chicken kabobs
  • Hamburgers, jumbo hot dogs and fresh brats from Ken's Market
  • Famous sauteed onions and all your favorite condiments
  • Corn-on-the-cob
Activities for the kids: free!
  • Double water slide
  • Bounce land with a slide
  • Reminder: Please sell your raffle tickets and turn in the money and stubs before the deadline at 2:00pm 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 Minors and Majors Baseball All-Star Games at 7:30pm.
Weather Updates:
  • Sign up to get notified by text message of any cancellations or schedule changes due to the weather. It is SO simple to sign up. Click here.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

All Games Canceled for Wed-4-Jun

Because of the wet conditions, all games for Wednesday, June 4, are canceled. All Southern ballfields are closed.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Congratulations 2014 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 Saturday, June 7, at 7:30pm on the West field.

American League managed by Tom Kuzner
Coach Kuzner: John Passinault & Luke Kuzner
Coach Gelderloos: Tanner Warners & Hans Pruis
Coach Conway: Alec Koval & Luke Conway
Coach Luciani: Myatt Butler& Sam Patton
Coach Turner: Nick Collins & Liam O’Malley
Coach Force: Ryan Bishop & Jackson Force
Coach McIntyre: Noah Bilyeu & Danny McIntyre

National League managed by Scott Hall
Coach Burns: Brendan Burns & Cam Brandstadt
Coach Hall: Gavin Bishop & Adam Hall
Coach Billo: Cole Knuble & Mitchell Stuursma
Coach Westerbeke: Connor Jendritz & Kadin Cornell
Coach Walters: Kerry McCarthy & Matthew Ydenberg
Coach Vriesenga: Oscar Osbourne & Zach Vriesenga
Coach Tucker: Levi Heerema & David Bernecker

Congratulations 2014 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 Saturday, June 7, at 7:30pm on the East field.

American League managed by Scott Bernecker
Coach Bernecker: Billy Bernecker, Robbie Stuursma, & Jerry Crampton
Coach Mundell: Jon Shelton, Jack Mundell, & Jake Myers
Coach Stadel: Josh Weiss, Jack Sheridan, & Aidan Stadel
Coach Batka: Keegan Batka, Aidan Gardner, & Mica Baermann
Coach Southerington: Jordan Bergsma, Luke Hoekstra, & Daniel Southerington

National League managed by Tim Sullivan
Coach Sullivan: Ryan Sullivan, Ben Whiteside, & Henry Vanderzyden
Coach Passinault: Kyle Tepper, Kelly Murray, & Jacob Passinault
Coach Kolk: Matt Moore, Ethan VanderBoegh, & Oskar Olsson
Coach O'Connor: Myles Beal, Kyle Kirk, & Aidan O'Connor
Coach Lee: Henry Wassink, Aidan McCahill, & Aidan Callahan

Family Day Raffle Update

  • Raffle tickets are available at the concession stand all this week fro those who want more. Email Brandan O'Driscoll at with any questions.
  • Turn in raffle tickets and money collected at the raffle table near the concession stand on Saturday.  Kids vying for the prize for most tickets sold need to turn those in by 2:00pm with their name written on the back.
  • All other tickets must be turned in before the 7:00pm drawing on Saturday.
  • PLEASE try to sell all of you tickets an support the kids!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Cancellation in Baseball Minors TODAY: Tucker vs McIntyre

The 5:00pm baseball minors game TODAY is canceled. The JC West field is underwater and unplayable. Other games at Southern are still on unless you hear otherwise.

Family Day is Saturday, June 7

Southern needs your help!

Southern needs your help on Family Day. This is one of the best days of the year at Southern Little League. This day will not be a success without the help of volunteers.

A sign up board can be found at the concession stand. We need 8 volunteers for each 90 minute time slot. If you have not done this is in the past, please make the effort to do so this year.

With your help we can make this one of the best Family Days ever!

As you know,
"It's 90% about the kids.... and the other half is about playing ball."

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Volunteer for the State Tournaments

Please click on on of the links below to sign up for various tasks at the state tournaments. Yes, you can definitely sign up multiple times for a variety of tasks! We'll be adding more sign-up sheets to this list as we go along. We need to fill all these slots to make the tournament a success!
Questions? Contact Doreen Lambert at