Friday, May 26, 2017

Family Day Schedule

Family Day is Saturday, June 3. The matchups for that day have now been announced. Just visit the website at southernLL.org and click on the Schedules link on the right sidebar.

Seniors Baseball Rosters and Schedules Now Available

Just visit the website at southernLL.org and click on the Schedules and Rosters links in the right sidebar.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Family Day is Saturday, June 3

Saturday, June 3, is Family Day. Dozens of 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
    • 1/3 pound jumbo hamburgers, jumbo hot dogs, and fresh brats
    • Famous sauteed onions and all your favorite condiments
    • Corn-on-the-cob
    Activities for the kids:  free!
    • Double water slide
    • Bounce land
    Raffle:
    • 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.
    Volunteer:
    • It's not too late to volunteer to help out: click here.
    • We have a separate sign-up for grill volunteers here.
    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.

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Found: Two Equipment Bags

    Two different equipment bags have been turned into the lost and found at the concession stand. One is a rolling bag full of equipment, and the other is a small equipment bag. Please stop by the concession stand soon to claim these.

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Make Up Game in Majors Baseball: Bernecker/Dwortz

    The Dwortz vs Bernecker rainout from Sat-20-May has been rescheduled for Wed-24-May at 5:30pm on the East field. Let's hope for better weather!

    Field Change in Minors Baseball: Ledesma/Stotts

    Mon-22-May: The Ledesma vs Stotts game at 6:15pm will be played on the West field, not the East field as originally scheduled.

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    All Remaining Games Canceled

    Sat-20-May: All games after 2:30pm are canceled due to weather.

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Please Sign Up NOW for Seniors Baseball

    It is now time to sign up for Southern's Senior League Baseball.

    The season starts AFTER the high school baseball season concludes, so there are no conflicts with your school team.

    The deadline is May 21 at 11:59pm, after which you will be assessed a late fee.

    PLEASE DON'T PUT THIS OFF. WE NEED YOU TO SIGN UP RIGHT AWAY SO WE CAN ARRANGE TEAMS AND COACHES.

    Click here to sign up.

    Team Parents: Pictures are Ready

    Team Parents, please pick up pictures for your team from the concession stand. Please note, this is for Team Parents only, not for every parent. The Team Parent is the one parent from each team assigned to handle pictures, raffle tickets, etc. The Team Parent should pick up all the pictures for the team and distribute them to the team members.

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Fri-19-May Game Rescheduled in Minors Softball

    Team Sarnicola's 7:30pm game originally scheduled for Fri-19-May has been rescheduled to take place on Tue-30-May at 6:30pm at Zeeland's Huizenga East field.

    Schedule Change in Majors Baseball: Seth/White

    The Seth vs White game originally scheduled for Wed-24-May at 5:30pm has been rescheduled to Thu-25-May at 5:30pm on the East field.

    Raffle Tickets

    Raffle tickets were given to team parents and coaches earlier this season. If you have not received your envelope with tickets, please let Kari (karimdeboer@gmail.com) or Sara (sara_stadel@yahoo.com) know, or contact your coach or team parent.

    There is a letter inside the envelope going over details and listing the prize info, but don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions!

    Additional tickets are still available at the concession stand this weekend.

    Drawing is on Family Day, June 3rd!

    Thank you all for your continued support.

    Fri-19-May Game Cancellation in Minors Softball

    Team Sarnicola's 7:30pm game on Fri-19-May has been canceled. We are working on rescheduling this game to another date.

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Schedule Change in Minors Baseball: Rohen/Doezema

    Sat-20-May: The Rohen vs Doezema game originally scheduled for 8:30am has been pushed back to start at 1:45pm on the West field.

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Rainouts Rescheduled in Majors Baseball: Turner/Moore/Passinault/Sova


    • Turner vs Moore will make up their rainout from May 1. The makeup game is scheduled for Fri-2-Jun at 5:30pm on the East field.
    • Passinault vs Sova will make up their rainout from May 1. The makeup game is scheduled for Fri-2-Jun at 7:30pm on the East field.

    Schedule Change in Minors Baseball: Kehr/Fredrickson

    The Fredrickson vs Kehr game originally scheduled on Sat-20May at 1:45pm has been rescheduled. It will now take place on The-1-Jun at 5:30pm on the East field.

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Volunteers Needed: The Grille at Southern Little League

    As you probably know, Southern Little League is largely run by volunteers, so that we can keep as much of the money on the field as possible. One area that we need volunteers this year is at the "Grille At Southern". We ask that each team sign up for a 1 hour block of time at the Grille at Southern. We would like two volunteers per team each Saturday. Team parents and coaches, please ask your team to sign up for an hour block on at least one Saturday. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact Nick Stadel (stadel3@yahoo.com or 350-7629).

    This is only for Saturdays. Your volunteer time does NOT have to be during your child's game time, you are welcome to volunteer for any time slot that is available. We welcome parents, grandparents, and other supporters to sign up for a shift at the grill. Adults over 18 only, please.

    The grill will already be set up and ready to go, so all you have to do is make sure there are enough dogs, burgers, and onions available for people that are buying them. It's a lot of fun, and a great way to meet other Southern families and to show your support for Southern.

    Click here to sign up (updated for 2017)

    If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach Nick Stadel at 616-350-7629, or by email at stadel3@yahoo.com

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Lost and Found: Missing Mitts

    Two players have lost their baseball mitts at Southern. One was left near the batting cages on Sunday.

    Please email Bob (bhams@roofmelt.com) if you have found either of these missing mitts.

    This is a good time to remind folks that we do have a lost and found at the concession stand. If you ever find equipment that has been left behind, please turn it in at the concession stand.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Schedule Change in Juniors Softball

    We have added the following games on Sat-13-May:
    • Hurlburt will play Hudsonville at 1:00pm at Hudsonville Powell field.
    • Huey will play Hudsonville at 3:00pm at Hudsonville Powell field.

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Schedule Change in Minors Softball

    A previously canceled game has been rescheduled. Southern Minors Softball takes on Hudsonville #1 on Thursday, June 1, at 6:00pm at Southern's JC West field.

    Raffle Tickets

    Raffle tickets were given to team parents and coaches this past Saturday. If you have not received your envelope with tickets, please let Kari (karimdeboer@gmail.com) or Sara (sara_stadel@yahoo.com) know, or contact your coach or team parent.

    There is a letter inside the envelope going over details and listing the prize info, but don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions!

    Drawing is on Family Day, June 3rd!

    Thank you all for your continued support.

    Schedule Change in Minors Softball

    The Minors Softball game on Wed-10-May has been canceled.

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Schedule Change in Juniors Softball

    • Team Huey: Your game on Tue-9-May has been canceled.
    • Team Hurlburt: Your game on Tue-9-May has been rescheduled to 6:00pm at Grandville #3 agains GVW-1.

    Schedule Changes in 78ers Softball

    • Thu-25-May: Your game has been canceled.
    • Wed-31-May: Your game has been rescheduled to the Hudsonville Hughes #4  field at 7:00pm.
    • Thu-1-Jun: You have a new game at 6:30pm at JC West.

    Sunday, May 7, 2017

    COACHES ONLY: Lakeside practice field available for signup thru May 27

    Coaches ONLY: You can now sign up to reserve practice fields at Lakeside School now through Saturday, May 27. Click the Coaches link on the right sidebar to make your reservations. We'll add the remainder of the slots in a couple weeks.

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    Picture Day is Saturday, May 6

    Sat-6-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 unless otherwise announced.

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Schedule Change in Softball Minors

    Mon-15-May:
    • Southern's team will play at 5:30pm, not 6:30pm as originally scheduled.

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    ALL GAMES CANCELED

    Mon-1-May: All games at Southern are canceled.

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    7:00pm and Later Games Canceled


    Sat-29-Apr: 7:00pm and later games have been canceled.

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    URGENT: Schedule Change in 78ers Baseball: Meinert/VanderPloeg

    Sat-29-Apr:
    • Meinert vs VanderPloeg: Your 7:00pm game has been rescheduled to 3:00pm on the JC West field.

    Schedule Change in Majors Baseball: Dwortz/Bernecker/Vanderboegh/Turner

  • Dwortz vs Bernecker: Your game on Sat-20-May at 5:00pm has been rescheduled to Tue-23-May at 7:30pm.
  • Vanderboegh vs Turner: Your game on Tue-23-May at 7:30pm has been rescheduled to Sat-20-May at 5:00pm.

  • This change actually reverses a previously announced schedule change. We had to reverse it because Little League International does not allow double-headers at this level of play. We apologize for any inconvenience this reversal may have caused.

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Schedule Change in 78ers Baseball: Bishop/Millman

    Sat-13-May:
    • Bishop vs Millman: Your 7:00pm game on the West field has been rescheduled to 11:00am on the JC West field.

    Schedule Change in majors Baseball: Passinault/White/Vanderboegh/Moore


    • Passinault vs White: Your game on Wed-10-May at 7:30pm has been rescheduled to Thu-11-May at 7:30pm on the East field.
    • Vanderboegh vs Moore: Your game on Thu-11-May at 7:30pm has been rescheduled to Wed-10-May at 7:30pm on the East field.

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Schedule Change in 78ers Baseball: Scholten/Meinert

    Sat-20-May:
    • Scholten vs Meinert: Your 7:00pm game has been rescheduled to 1:00pm on the JC West field.

    Schedule Change in Majors Baseball: Dwortz/Vanderboegh/Sova/Seth


    • Dwortz vs Vanderboegh: Your game on Tue-6-Jun at 5:30pm has been rescheduled to Mon-5-Jun at 5:30pm.
    • Sova vs Seth: Your game on Mon-5-Jun at 5:30pm has been rescheduled to Tue-6-Jun at 5:30pm.

    Schedule Change in Majors Baseball: Dwortz/Bernecker/Vanderboegh/Turner


    • Dwortz vs Bernecker: Your game on Tue-23-May at 7:30pm has been rescheduled to Sat-20-May at 5:00pm.
    • Vanderboegh vs Turner: Your game on Sat-20-May at 5:00pm has been rescheduled to Tue-23-May at 7:30pm.

    Schedule Change in Minors Baseball: Rohen/Fredrickson

    Sat-29-Apr:

    • Rohen vs Fredrickson has been moved back to 8:00am instead of 8:30am.

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Schedule Change in 78ers Baseball: Spoelma/VanderPloeg

    Sat-13-May:
    • Spoelma vs VanderPloeg: Your 5:30pm game has been rescheduled to 9:00am on the JC West field.

    Schedule Changes in 78ers Baseball: Wisinski/Scholten

    Sat-13-May:
    • Wisinski vs Scholten: Your 7:00pm game on the East field has been rescheduled to 1:00pm on the JC West field.
    Sat-10-Jun:
    • Wisinski vs Scholten: Your 7:00pm game on the East field has been rescheduled to 1:00pm on the JC West field.

    Schedule Change in 78ers Baseball: Bishop/VanderPloeg

    Sat-20-May:
    • Bishop vs VanderPloeg: Your game originally scheduled for 7:00pm on the West field has been rescheduled to take place at 11:00am on the JC West field.

    Schedule Change in 78ers Baseball: Meinert/Millman/Spoelma/Sage/Wisinski/VanderPloeg

    Sat-3-Jun:
    • Meinert vs Millman has been moved to 8:30am.
    • Spoelma vs Sage has been moved to 10:00am.
    • Wisinski vs VanderPloeg has been moved to 11:30am.
    All on the JC West field.

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Schedule Change in Juniors Baseball: Marshall/Stadel/Kolk/Lee

    • Marshall vs Stadel: Your 5:30pm game on May 18 has been moved to 7:30pm on May 23.
    • Kolk vs Lee: Your 7:30pm game on May 23 has been moved to 5:30pm on May 18.

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Schedule Change in Majors Baseball: Sova/Dwortz/Moore/White

    • Sova vs Dwortz: Your 7:30pm game on May 30 has been moved to 7:30pm on May 31.
    • Moore vs White: Your 7:30pm game on May 31 has been moved to 7:30pm on May 30.

    Schedule Change in Minors Baseball: Lachman/Kuzner/Stadel/Tocco

    Mon-8-May:
    • Lachman vs Kuzner: Your 5:30pm game has been moved to 7:30pm.
    • Stadel vs Tocco: Your 7:30pm game has been moved to 5:30pm.

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Talbot's Sales Benefit Southern Little League on Thu-20-Apr

    Talbot's at Breton Village will donate 10% of pre-tax sales to Southern little League on Thursday, April 20.

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Schedule Change in Minors Baseball: Lachman/Rohen

    • Team Lachman: Your 5:30pm game on Friday, April 21, has been moved to 5:00pm on Saturday, April 22.
    • Team Rohen: Your 5:00pm game on Saturday, April 22, has been moved to 5:30pm on Friday, April 21.

    Schedule Available for Baseball Juniors

    The schedule is now available for juniors baseball. Just click the SCHEDULES link on the right sidebar of our website (southernll.org).

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    The Grille at Southern Little League

    As you probably know, Southern Little League is largely run by volunteers, so that we can keep as much of the money on the field as possible. One area that we need volunteers this year is at the "Grille At Southern". We ask that each team sign up for a 1 hour block of time at the Grille at Southern. We would like two volunteers per team each Saturday. Team parents and coaches, please ask your team to sign up for an hour block on at least one Saturday. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact Nick Stadel (stadel3@yahoo.com or 350-7629).

    This is only for Saturdays. Your volunteer time does NOT have to be during your child's game time, you are welcome to volunteer for any time slot that is available. We welcome parents, grandparents, and other supporters to sign up for a shift at the grill. Adults over 18 only, please.

    The grill will already be set up and ready to go, so all you have to do is make sure there are enough dogs, burgers, and onions available for people that are buying them. It's a lot of fun, and a great way to meet other Southern families and to show your support for Southern.

    Click here to sign up (updated for 2017)

    If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach Nick Stadel at 616-350-7629, or by email at stadel3@yahoo.com

    Schedule Change in Majors (Seth/Moore) and Minors (Doezema/VanGessel) Baseball

    Sat-22-Apr:
    • Minors: Doezema vs VanGessel will play at 11:00am instead of 3:00pm.
    • Majors: Moore vs Seth will play at 3:00pm instead of 11:00am.

    Schedules and Rosters Available for All Softball and Baseball Juniors

    Schedules and rosters are now available for all levels of softball. Rosters are now available for juniors baseball. Just click the ROSTERS or SCHEDULES links on the right sidebar of our website (southernll.org).

    Coaches and Team Parent Meeting: Tue-18-Apr

    The Southern Little League Coaches and Team Parents meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, at 8:00pm (note the time change) at the East Grand Rapids Middle School cafeteria.

    This is a mandatory meeting for at least one coach from every team and a Team Parent from every team. (Just to clarify, the term "Team Parent" here does not mean every parent of every player. The "Team Parent" is the one parent on each team who has volunteered to help the coach organize the team's picture day, raffle sales, snack schedule, etc.)

    Topics will include picture day, raffle, sponsors, concession stand volunteers and general operating information for the 2016 season. We appreciate your attendance as this is the most important meeting of the year for organizational purposes.

    JUNIORS Coaches ONLY: Practice Field Signup is LIVE!

    JUNIORS Coaches ONLY: You can now sign up to reserve Southern's Henwood big field for team practices. The regular season begins on May 10, so practice slots are available thru May 9. Click the Coaches link on the right sidebar of the website to make your reservations. PLEASE be careful to sign up for the Henwood big field, not the small fields.

    Friday, April 14, 2017

    Saturday is Cleanup Day

    Please plan to come out to Southern Little League on Saturday, April 15th. We'll be working to clean up our facilities and prep the fields to get Southern ready to kick off the season. We need tons of volunteers of all ages!

    The day will begin at 9:00am, and we expect to be done by 12:00pm. All help is greatly appreciated.

    Please bring an extra rake if you have one. There are a lot of leaves and a lot of sticks to be picked up.

    We'll also be cleaning out all the dugouts and painting the dugout on the east field. We'll provide the paint and brushes.

    If we need to cancel because of weather, we'll post an announcement on the website.

    Come on out and pitch in!

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Schedule Change in Majors Baseball: Moore/Dwortz/Passinault/Seth

    Sat-29-Apr:
    • Moore vs Dwortz will play at 9:00am instead of 1:00pm.
    • Passinault vs Seth will play at 1:00pm instead of 9:00am.

    Schedule Change in Majors Baseball: Seth/White

    The Sat-20-May 9:00am game between Seth and White has been rescheduled to Wed-24-May at 5:30pm.

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Schedule Change in Minors Baseball: Sanders/Stotts/Kuzner/VanGessel

    Sat-6-May:
    • Sanders vs Stotts will play at 5:15pm instead of 12:00pm.
    • Kuzner vs VanGessel will play at 12:00pm instead of 5:15pm.

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Schedule Change in Minors Baseball: Rohen/VanGessel

    Sat-29-Apr:
    • Rohen will play at 8:30am instead of 3:30pm.
    • VanGessel wil play at 3:30pm instead of 8:30am.

    20% Off at Dick’s Sporting Goods THIS SATURDAY!

    Get 20% off throughout the store with this coupon on Saturday, April 15, 2017.


    Monday, April 10, 2017

    Coaches ONLY: Practice Field Signup Slots Thru Sat-7-May

    Coaches ONLY: You can now sign up to reserve practice fields at Lakeside School now through Saturday, May 7. Click the Coaches link on the right sidebar to make your reservations. We'll add the remainder of the slots in a couple weeks.

    Please note: Any signups in these new slots submitted before 7:00pm on April 10 will be deleted without notice.

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Some Schedules are Available

    Schedules are available for Baseball (78ers, Minors, and Majors). Just click the SCHEDULES link on the right sidebar of our website (southernll.org). Other schedules will be available as soon as we finalize them.

    Baseball 78ers Rosters are Available

    Rosters are now available for Baseball 78ers (7 and 8 year-olds, coach pitch). Just click the ROSTERS link on the right sidebar of our website (southernll.org). Coaches should be contacting players before spring break. Other rosters will be available as soon as we finalize them.

    Coaches ONLY: Practice Field Signup is LIVE!

    Coaches ONLY: You can now sign up to reserve practice fields at Southern. We will be adding more slots Lakeside schools after Spring Break. For now, we're opening up fields at Southern and at Lakeside for April 11 (the day after Spring Break) until April 20 (the day before opening day). Click the Coaches link on the right sidebar to make your reservations.

    Please note: Any signups submitted before the email goes out will be deleted.

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    Some Rosters are Available

    Rosters are available for the Softball (78ers, Minors, and Majors) and also for Baseball (Minors and Majors). Just click the ROSTERS link on the right sidebar of our website (southernll.org). Coaches should be contacting players before spring break. Other rosters will be available as soon as we finalize them.

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Tryouts are TODAY, March 25

    TODAY is tryout day at East GR High School Gym. Not every child needs to attend, but attendance is MANDATORY for some kids. Please take the time to read all the details here. If parents are fully informed, it really makes a huge difference in how smoothly this busy day runs.

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Changes to Saturday Tryout Schedule

    Two important changes to the schedule for Saturday's tryouts:
    • The tryout for incoming players in juniors baseball has been postponed until a later date. That means if your child is 13 or 14, he does NOT need to attend on Saturday. We'll announce the new date for juniors baseball tryouts later on.
    • The umpire meeting has been moved up an hour to 1:30pm. Here are the details on that meeting.

    Calling All New Umpires

    If you are passionate about the game of baseball or softball and turn 13 by April 30, 2017, then you are invited to a meeting at East Grand Rapids High School's gym on Saturday, March 25th, at 1:30pm. This meeting will last about 30 minutes and will give you the opportunity to learn more about how to become a new umpire at Southern Little League for the upcoming season.

    Jack Conway, Southern's Umpire Director, will host this meeting and address several topics including training dates, sign-up dates, pay scale, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for you to earn some money this spring, take on the responsibility of running a baseball game, interact with players and coaches, and enhance your future college application or job resume by becoming an umpire.

    If you have umped before you don’t have to come to this meeting as Mr. Conway will be reaching out to last year’s umps. Also, take note of Mr. Conway’s new cell phone number of 616-916-4911.

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Registration Update

    Softball: Registration is now closed for girls softball. If you are desperate to register for softball, you'll need to contact the director, Wendi Moore at weemoore@comcast.net.

    Baseball: We still have a few openings in the baseball divisions, but the $25 late fee is now in effect. If you still haven't registered, please do so immediately here.

    Seniors Baseball: if you haven't registered yet, no problem. Please hold off on doing so until we post a final deadline for you. Your deadline is not until mid-May, so you won't pay a late fee until that deadline passes. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks, seniors.

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    20% Off at Dick’s Sporting Goods THIS WEEKEND!

    Get 20% off throughout the store with this coupon. Saturday, March 18, through Monday, March 20, 2017.

    Late Fee Now In Effect

    We still have limited room left for the 2017 Southern baseball and softball season. The late fee of $25 is now in place, and it is first come, first served. If you know of someone who forgot to sign up please ask them to do so as soon as possible.

    Senior League Baseball: Please hold off on signing up until we send out an official email blast in another week or so.

    Click here to read the details and to sign up.

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Sign Up Deadline is 11:59pm TONIGHT!

    You only have a few more hours to sign up! Please sign up NOW for the 2017 baseball and softball season. After the 11:59pm deadline, the price goes up from $150 to $175. Click here to read all the details and to get signed up.

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Thank You, Southern Supporters!

    As chairman of the Fundraising Committee of the Board of Directors of Southern Little League and on behalf of my fellow committee members, Sara Stadel and Kari DeBoer, we would like to thank those of you that attended the Lead Off Party Fundraiser for 2017. Despite the lower number of parents of current and past players, we realized one of our most successful years to date. Thanks to a group of faithful patrons who did attend, we added nearly $15,000.00, after expenses, to the annual Southern Little League budget. It is because of the efforts of these loyal supporters that we are able to continue to keep the amount you pay for your child to participate to less than half of the approximately $375 actual annual per player cost. If you were unable to attend the party, but would still like to contribute, please visit our website, for a convenient way to make a donation.

    Now that the new year of baseball and softball is almost here we can all look forward to making memories that last a life time. Thanks to the time and effort put forth by the many volunteers, coaches and players, we will make 2017 another great year for Southern Little League!

    Tim Kolk, Sara Stadel & Kari DeBoer
    Fundraising Committee for Southern Little League

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Southern Little League Appreciation Weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods

    Get 20% off throughout the store with this coupon. Saturday, March 18, through Monday, March 20, 2017.

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Southern's Leadoff Party is TONIGHT at 7:00pm

    Annual Fundraiser for Southern Little League



    An Evening of Food and Fun!

    Saturday, February 25, 2017
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Applause Event Center - newly renovated!
    2728 Birchcrest Dr SE (behind Pietro’s)

    Silent auctions supporting facility upgrades and our scholarship fund.

    Cash bar, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and late night pizza!

    Live music from Denny Middleton.

    RSVP and buy your tickets in advance.
    $60 per couple / $35 per person with online reservation.

    Age 21 and over please

    Please buy your tickets in advance here. You can pay by credit card or PayPal.
    No PayPal account is required.

    Number of Attendees
    Or send checks payable to:
    Southern Little League
    1530 Groton Road SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506

    Please extend this invitation to all alumni, parents, and grandparents of past, present, and future Southern Little League players.

    We hope to see you there!

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    2017 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.

    2017 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.

    2017 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.
    • Click here to view the standings on their own page.
    • Click here to download these standings as a PDF you can print.

    2017 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.

    2017 Softball Juniors Schedule

    • League Director: Wendi Moore
      email: weemoore "at" comcast.net (replace "at" with @)
    • Please remember to sign up for email updates. That way you won't miss any schedule changes or weather updates.
    • We generally do NOT make weather announcements about away games. Please contact your coach for cancellation updates on away fields.
    • Changes made after April 15 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-3-Jun.
    • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
    • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.
    • After the 12-game season, we'll play in a team tournament to be announced.
    • Maps to fields can be found here.

    2017 Softball Majors Schedule

    • League Director: Wendi Moore
      email: weemoore "at" comcast.net (replace "at" with @)
    • Please remember to sign up for email updates. That way you won't miss any schedule changes or weather updates.
    • We generally do NOT make weather announcements about away games. Please contact your coach for cancellation updates on away fields.
    • Changes made after April 15 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-3-Jun.
    • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
    • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.
    • Maps to fields can be found here.

    2017 Softball Minors Schedule

    • League Director: Wendi Moore
      email: weemoore "at" comcast.net (replace "at" with @)
    • Please remember to sign up for email updates. That way you won't miss any schedule changes or weather updates.
    • We generally do NOT make weather announcements about away games. Please contact your coach for cancellation updates on away fields.
    • Changes made after April 15 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-3-Jun.
    • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
    • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.
    • Maps to fields can be found here.

    2017 Softball 78ers Schedule

    • League Director: Wendi Moore
      email: weemoore "at" comcast.net (replace "at" with @)
    • Please remember to sign up for email updates. That way you won't miss any schedule changes or weather updates.
    • We generally do NOT make weather announcements about away games. Please contact your coach for cancellation updates on away fields.
    • Changes made after April 15 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-3-Jun.
    • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
    • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.
    • Maps to fields can be found here.

    2017 Baseball Seniors Schedule

    • League Directors:
      Jim Henwood (henwoodjaandij@comcast.net 901-9896)
      Rob Henkey (rob@metaltechbuildings.com 293-1607)
    • Coaches: Please CALL IN YOUR SCORES
    • Please remember to sign up for email updates. That way you won't miss any schedule changes or weather updates.
    • 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 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-3-Jun.
    • Due to lack of field space, we will only try to make up rained out games is first place is involved.
    • All-stars starts on or near June 27.
    • Weekday Games: No inning starts after 7:15pm.  No inning starts after 9:30pm for second game.
    • Saturday Games: No inning starts after 15 minutes prior to the start of the next game. Last game on a Saturday may play to a completion.
    • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
    • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

    2017 Baseball Juniors Schedule

    • League Director: Rob Henkey
      email: rob "at" metaltechbuildings.com (replace "at" with @)
      phone: 293-1607
    • Please remember to sign up for email updates. That way you won't miss any schedule changes or weather updates.
    • 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 15 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-3-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day. Family Day games will not count in the standings.
    • Due to lack of field space, no rained out games will be made up unless one team has an unusual number of rainouts.
    • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
    • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

    2017 Baseball Majors Schedule

    • League Director: Jamie Billo
      email: jamiebillo "at" hotmail.com (replace "at" with @)
      phone: 617-0616
    • Please remember to sign up for email updates. That way you won't miss any schedule changes or weather updates.
    • 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 15 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-3-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day. Family Day games will not count in the standings.
    • Team tournaments start June 19. Please plan your family vacation after July 2 so you can participate in team tournaments.
    • National all-star tournament starts July 5.
    • Due to lack of field space, no rained out games will be made up unless one team has an unusual number of rainouts.
    • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
    • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

    2017 Baseball Minors Schedule

    • League Director: Ethan Rohen
      email: erohen "at" rivercitymech.com (replace "at" with @)
      phone: 262-5603
    • Please remember to sign up for email updates. That way you won't miss any schedule changes or weather updates.
    • 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 15 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-3-Jun. A coin flip will determine home field that day. Family Day games will not count in the standings.
    • Due to lack of field space, no rained out games will be made up unless one team has an unusual number of rainouts.
    • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
    • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

    2017 Baseball 78ers Schedule

    • League Director: Mark White
      email: mcwhite "at" bcpwq.com (replace "at" with @)
    • Please remember to sign up for email updates. That way you won't miss any schedule changes or weather updates.
    • Home team will occupy the 3rd base dugout.
    • We do not record final scores or keep standings in this league.
    • Changes made after April 15 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-3-Jun.
    • Due to lack of field space, no rained out games will be made up unless one team has an unusual number of rainouts.
    • Click here to view this schedule on its own page.
    • Click here to download this schedule as a PDF you can print.

    2017 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. You can also download this document as a PDF or CSV (to open with Excel).

    2017 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. You can also download this document as a PDF or CSV (to open with Excel).

    2017 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. You can also download this document as a PDF or CSV (to open with Excel).

    2017 Softball 78ers Roster

    These are the team rosters for the Softball 78ers League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. You can also download this document as a PDF or CSV (to open with Excel).

    2017 Baseball Seniors Roster

    These are the team rosters for the Baseball Seniors League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. You can also download this document as a PDF or CSV (to open with Excel).

    2017 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. You can also download this document as a PDF or CSV (to open with Excel).

    2017 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. You can also download this document as a PDF or CSV (to open with Excel).

    2017 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. You can also download this document as a PDF or CSV (to open with Excel).

    2017 Baseball 78ers Roster

    These are the team rosters for the Baseball 78ers League. If you see any misspellings or other discrepancies, please email the webmaster. You can also download this document as a PDF or CSV (to open with Excel).

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Sign Up for the 2017 Season

    Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about Southern Little League baseball and softball.

    Here's what you need to know. Please take the time to read this information thoroughly.
    • Age Eligibility: Please use Little League's age calculator to determine your child's official league age.
      • Here are the divisions we offer: age eligibility and divisions
      • Please note: We can only allow 6-year-olds to play coach-pitch baseball or softball if they have already played T-ball elsewhere. (Note: We do not offer T-ball at Southern.)
    • Cost: $150 ($100 for softball) per player before the deadline. $175 after the deadline based on availability. (No late fee for softball. No player will be denied based on inability to pay. Please come to one of the in-person sign-up sessions for details.)
    • How to sign up: Online (click here) or at one of our in-person sign-up sessions at Blimpie next to Breton Village Mall (click here). The cost is the same either way. You cannot sign up by mail.
    • Geographical boundary eligibility: See our official league boundaries here. Your child must reside or attend school within these boundaries or have played in Southern last year to be eligible.
    • Tryouts: After signing up, players in certain situations MUST attend their player evaluation (aka "tryout") session. Click here for details.
    • Umpiring: Anyone 13 years old or older who is reliable and passionate about baseball can earn some extra cash umpiring at Southern. Sign-ups for umpiring will be held after tryouts at 2:30 on Saturday, March 25, in the East Grand Rapids High School gym. Training will take place at a later date.
    • Volunteering: Southern depends on volunteers for a wide variety of roles. You'll have a chance to fill out volunteer information when you sign-up. Learn more here.
    • Important dates:
      • In-person sign-up sessions: March 4 & 11
      • Sign-up deadline: Wednesday, March 15
      • Player evaluation/tryout day: Saturday, March 25
      • Practices begin: Monday, April 10 or later (depends on coach)
      • Clean-up day: Saturday, April 15
      • Coach and Team Parent meeting: Tuesday, April 18
      • Games begin: Friday, April 21
      • Family day: Saturday, June 3 (volunteers needed)
    • Our website: We make all our weather and schedule announcements and we keep all our schedules, results, standings and other information here on our website. Make sure to stay on top of all the latest news by signing up for automatic email updates here. It really is the simplest way to make sure you don't miss an important announcement. You can also follow all our announcements by liking us on Facebook here.
    • Questions? Call Mark Norton at 954-0504. Make your message only your name and clearly state your phone number twice.