Sunday, October 15, 2017

All Games Canceled Today

All games are canceled for Sunday, October 15. This will conclude the Fall Ball season so we can winterize the complex. Thanks for making it a great Fall season. See you in the Spring!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

2018 Bat Regulations

Here are a couple of useful links for those making bat purchases for the upcoming season:

2017-2018 Bat Comparison Chart
Minors & Majors
2017                                                                                       2018
BPF 1.15 marking/ 2 ¼” barrel maximum                                USA Baseball marking
                                                                                                2 5/8” barrel maximum

Intermediate (50/70) & Junior
2017                                                                                       2018
1) 2 ¼" alloy/metal barrel with BPF stamp of 1.15                   USA Baseball marking
2) 2 5/8" alloy/metal barrel (no marking required)                  2 5/8” barrel maximum
3) 2 5/8" composite barrel with BBCOR stamp                         NO BBCOR ALLOWED

Senior
2017                                                                                       2018
ALL bats must be BBCOR                                                         ALL bats must be BBCOR

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Rule 1.10 - Baseball

The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).
Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, and Junior League divisions shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. Additional information is available at LittleLeague.org/batinfo.

Tee Ball:

Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26" and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com) beginning September 1, 2017.

 

 

 

Minor/Major Divisions:

It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.
NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League:

It shall not be more than 34" inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end.
NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Senior League:

It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

Rule 1.10 - Softball

The bat must be a softball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches (34 inches for Junior/Senior League) in length, not more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20. Bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding 16 inches from the small end. Colored bats are acceptable. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.
An illegal or altered bat must be removed.




In all divisions, non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape, or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.
NOTE 1: The traditional batting donut is not permissible.
NOTE 2: The use of pine tar or any other similar adhesive substance is prohibited at all levels of Little League Baseball and Softball. Use of these substances will result in the bat being declared illegal and removed from play.
NOTE 3: Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that have cracks or sharp edges, or that cannot pass through the approved Little League bat ring for the appropriate division must be removed from play. The 2¼-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled 2¼. The 2⅝-inch bat ring must be used for bats labeled for 2⅝.
NOTE 4: An illegal bat must be removed. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from play.PENALTY - See Rule - 6.06(d).

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sunday Games Postponed

All games slated for this coming Sunday, September 24, have been postponed until Sunday, October 15, due to the heat.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Schedule Change in Fall Coach Pitch Sept 17

On Sunday, September 17, both coach-pitch games have been rescheduled to 4:00pm. Marshall vs Sage will be on the JC East field at 4:00pm. Ekkens vs Spoelma will be on the JC West field at 4:00pm.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fall Ball Schedules Now Available

You can view the schedules for Fall Ball here. You can always find the schedules on the right sidebar of the SouthernLL.org website.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fall Ball Team Rosters Now Available

You can view the team rosters for Fall Ball here. You can always find the rosters on the right sidebar of the SouthernLL.org website.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Fall Ball Update

Teams will be divided Tuesday or Wednesday and you will be contacted by the coach shortly after that.

Teams will be divided by age as follows:
6 and 7 year olds
8 and 9 year olds
10 and 11 year olds
12 and up will go to the big field (Henwood Field).

These are based on the players age from spring season. Example: If a player was league age 7 during the season he/she is 7 now even though he/she may have already turned 8.

6 and 7 will play coach pitch. 8 and 9 will play kid pitch as that is where they will have to play in the spring.

GAMES WILL START THIS SUNDAY AUGUST 27 SO PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PLAY. TIMES WILL BE  1, 3 AND 5. Schedules will be out by Thursday.

Lastly we have more teams than in the past. If you are contacted to coach a team please volunteer as we are in need of coaches to finish organizing teams. We will be emailing today or this evening.

Thank You

Southern Little League

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fall Softball 10U Schedule is Available

The schedule for the Fall Softball 10U season is now available here. You can always reach this schedule by clicking on the Schedules link on the right sidebar of southernLL.org.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Fall Ball Deadline Extended to Thursday Night

Please sign up for fall ball as soon as possible. The deadline has been extended to Thursday night, August 17, at 11:59pm.

Click HERE to sign up.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

National Youth Bat Regulation Update

The new bat regulations and the actual bats will be coming out at the end of September. We will send another announcement when they come out.

For Fall Baseball please use last season’s regulations. We suggest NOT purchasing a new bat right now as none of next year’s approved bats are on store shelves yet.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fall Ball Deadline is Sunday Night!

Please sign up for fall ball as soon as possible. The deadline is Sunday night, August 13.

Click HERE to sign up.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Register Now for Fall Ball

It's time to think about Fall Ball again!
  • Fall baseball will be for ages 6-14.
  • This is a fun and instructional season. There are no practices, and we don't keep standings.
  • The 6-8 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 Sunday, August 27. We skip Sunday, September 3, for Labor Day weekend. The final games on Sunday, October 8. That's a total of six Sundays of play.
  • 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 will remain $60 this year and includes a jersey you can keep. This fee helps us cover the costs of umpires, baseballs, etc.
  • Please note: You must live within or go to school 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 or Ethan.
  • 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-13-Aug.
  • Bob Hams, league director (bhams@roofmelt.com) or Ethan Rohen, league director (erohen@rivercitymech.com)
  • We need coaches! Please contact Ethan if you are interested in coaching. (No full teams will be allowed this year so we can achieve an even competitive balance.)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Southern Seniors' Run Concludes

Southern's Seniors finished their 2017 regional tournament run with a hard fought 3-1 loss to Ohio. Congratulations to our Southern Seniors Baseball All-Stars!

Here's the recap courtesy of Game Changer:

Monday, July 24, 2017

Southern Seniors Advance in Regionals

Here's a recap of tonight's win, courtesy of GameChanger. Tomorrow's game is at 7pm Eastern Time.

Follow Tonight's Seniors Regional Game Live

Use this link to follow Sothern's seniors all-stars in their regional matchup tonight at 8pm Eastern Time. 

https://gc.com/t/summer-2017/southern-ll-district-9-all-stars-seniors-595193fac7f55bc6a8000001/schedule/games

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Southern's Seniors Conclude Pool Play With Loss

In regional pool play Sunday, Southern was defeated 2-0 by Ohio in a pitching duel. Nick Lambert, Joe Collins, and Micah Baerman pitched for Southern, allowing just 2 runs on 4 hits. Southern also had four hits by Jack Billo, Peter Kratt, Luke Passinault, and Luke Elzinga, but couldn't get a run across today.

Pool play is concluded with Southern having one win and one loss. Southern is now the #4 seed and plays District 20 Illinois host at 8pm Eastern Time Monday. If they win, they play Tuesday in the semis against the winner of the #1 seed Ohio vs the #8/#9 winner. The regional championship game will be Wednesday at 6pm Eastern.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Southern Seniors Advance in Regional Play

Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars defeated Kentucky tonight 10-1 in their first game of pool play. Myles Beale, Reilly O'Connor, Ryan Sullivan, and Keagan Batka combined to pitch a great game. All 16 players had an at bat with 13 hits and great defense. Southern plays Hamilton, Ohio, tomorrow at 3:00pm ET in the final pool game.

Seniors Regional Game Delayed

Today's game featuring Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars vs. Holmes, Kentucky, has been delayed and will now start at 6:15pm Eastern Time.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Interested in Fall Softball?


If you're interested in playing fall softball, please contact Wendi Moore at weemoore@comcast.net.

Register Now for Fall Ball

It's time to think about Fall Ball again!
  • Fall baseball will be for ages 6-14.
  • This is a fun and instructional season. There are no practices, and we don't keep standings.
  • The 6-8 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 Sunday, August 27. We skip Sunday, September 3, for Labor Day weekend. The final games on Sunday, October 8. That's a total of six Sundays of play.
  • 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 will remain $60 this year and includes a jersey you can keep. This fee helps us cover the costs of umpires, baseballs, etc.
  • Please note: You must live within or go to school 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 or Ethan.
  • 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-13-Aug.
  • Bob Hams, league director (bhams@roofmelt.com) or Ethan Rohen, league director (erohen@rivercitymech.com)
  • We need coaches! Please contact Ethan if you are interested in coaching. (No full teams will be allowed this year so we can achieve an even competitive balance.)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thank You, Southern Volunteers!

Southern would like to thank all of the volunteers who came out over the weekend to make the Senior State Tournament a huge success. Without all those who graciously donated their time, Southern could not put on such a great tournament for the visiting teams, players, coaches, and parents.

THANK YOU!
Southern Little League

Southern's Seniors Capture State Championship!

Southern's senior baseball all-star team won the Michigan State Championship on Monday night with an exciting 13-3 win over a very good Taylor Northwest Little League team. Taylor defeated Southern 9-4 earlier in the day, forcing the final game last night. Luke Elzinga pitched a complete game in the final allowing three runs on only five hits in front of possibly the largest crowd ever to watch a game on Henwood field.

Also at Southern last night, Southern's east 9/10 all-star team defeated Holland and then moved over to the Henwood field to cheer on the Seniors. The atmosphere was electric as Taylor cut in to a 5-0 lead to make it 5-3 in the top of the 4th. Southern responded with a run in the bottom of the 4th to make it 6-3 and stall Taylor’s momentum. In the bottom of the 6th Southern finished it off with 6 runs for the 13-3 mercy rule win.

Congratulations to the team, coaches, parents and supporters. Good luck to the Senior Baseball team as they head to Peru, Illinois, for the Central States Senior League Baseball Tournament. That action starts Saturday with a two day seeding pool play. Southern plays Kentucky on Saturday at 2:30 and Ohio on Sunday at 2:00 central time. All teams are then seeded and advance to a 9 team single elimination bracket starting Sunday evening for the 8 and 9 seeds and Monday for the 1 thru 7 seeds. We will keep you posted here with the results. We will also let you know if you can follow online.

Congratulations 2017 Senior Baseball State Champions Southern Little League!!

9/10 All-Stars Advance, Play Again Tonight

Souther's 9/10 baseball all-stars play have advanced in the District 9 tournament. They take on Byron Township tonight at 5:30pm at Pinery Park. Come cheer on your Southern all-stars!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Follow State Championship Live!


For those of you unable to attend tonight's 5:30pm matchup between Southern and Taylor for the seniors state championship, you can flow the play-by-play action live at this link:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Southern's Senior All-Stars Advance to State Championship!


  • Sunday afternoon, Southern's seniors baseball all-stars defeated Commerce Little League by a score of 27 to 3. Southern moves on to face Taylor Little League in the state championship game Monday at 5:30pm at Southern. Don't miss this big game!
  • Monday at 6:00pm on Southern's east field, Southern's 9/10 baseball all-stars take on Holland.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Seniors All-Stars Advance!

Southern's seniors baseball all-stars defeated St. Clair on Saturday evening by a score of 10 to 1. Southern now advances to the next round to face undefeated Commerce on Sunday at 4:00pm. The winner of that matchup will advance to Monday's finals. Come on out Sunday afternoon and cheer on your all-stars!

Friday, July 14, 2017

All-Star Update

  • Friday night at Southern, Southern's seniors baseball all-stars defeated Onsted in their first round game by a score of 22-1. Southern plays again Saturday against St. Clair at 1:00pm at Southern.
  • Southern's west juniors baseball all-stars take on Hamilton in the District 9 finals at Pinery Park Saturday at 10:00am.
  • Congratulations to Southern's 9/10 baseball all-stars who advance to the finals round in the District 9 tournament.

Tonight's All-Star Action

  • Tonight at 7:00pm at Southern, Southern's own seniors baseball all-stars take on Onsted in the first round of the state tournament. Southern is hosting the entire state tournament. You can follow the bracket by clicking the link on the right sidebar of our website.
  • Southern's east juniors baseball all-stars take on Southern's west juniors all-stars tonight at 6:00pm at Pinery Park.
  • Southern's east 9/10 baseball all-stars take on Grnadville at 6:00pm tonight also at Pinery Park.
Let's keep cheering on Souther's all-star teams!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Volunteers Needed for Seniors State Tournament

Southern is hosting the Michigan seniors baseball tournament this weekend (Fri-14-Jul thru Mon-17-Jul). We need some volunteers to help out staffing the tournament. Please visit our signup genius here to sign up for various tasks over the weekend. We appreciate all those who can help Southern run another top notch state tournament! 

You can see the tournament schedule and results here.

2017 Seniors Baseball Tournament Bracket

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Congratulations Seniors District 9 Champions!

Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars captured the District 9 Championship today. Now it's on to the state tournament.
Manager: Jamie Billo
Coach: Jim Passinault
Coach: Pat Batka

Joe Collins
Luke Passinault
Nate Trudeau
Luke Elzinga
Ryan Sullivan
Nick Lambert
John Shelton
Kyle Tepper
Keegan Batka
Myles Beale
Micah Baerman
Peter Kratt
Jack Billo
Billy Bernecker
Reilly O’Connor
Matt Moore

Today's Action at Southern

  • Seniors: 1:00pm at Southern, Georgetown vs. Southern for the District 9 Championship.
  • 10/11: 1:00pm at Southern West: Southern East All-Stars vs. Hudsonville.
  • Majors: 1:00pm at Southern East: Southern West All-Stars vs. Pinery Park.
It's a beautiful day, so come out and cheer on your Southern All-Stars!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Wind Damage at Southern!

Sadly, the storm last night took down our shade tree beside the concession stand. Thanks to all those who helped in the cleanup already, the fields will be ready for tonight's action. Stay tuned for a list of games at Southern tonight!




Thursday, July 6, 2017

All-Star Action at Southern Tonight

10/11 Baseball:
  • Southern West vs. Hamilton at Southern West – 5:30pm
  • West Ottawa vs. Greenville at Southern West – 7:30pm
Major Baseball:
  • Southern West vs. Byron Township at Southern East – 5:30pm
  • Southern East vs. Northeastern at Southern East – 7:30pm
Junior Baseball:
  • Southern East vs. Zeeland at Southern Henwood Field – 7:30pm
  • Southern West vs. Northeastern at Forest Hills Eastern – 6:00pm
Senior Baseball (Winners Bracket Final):
  • Southern vs. Georgetown at Southern Henwood – 5:30pm

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Congratulations Team Dwortz Majors Class B Champs!

Southern's majors baseball team sponsored by Lambert-Edwards and coached by Rob Dwortz won the Class B District 9 team tournament last night. Way to go, guys!

Tonight at Southern: Seniors All-Stars at 6:00pm

Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars defeated Kelloggsville 16-0 last night at Southern in the first round of the all-star tournament. They play Pinery Park at Southern tonight at 6:00pm. Please come out and cheer on our seniors all-stars.

Congratulations Team Marshall Juniors Class F Champs!

Southern's juniors baseball team sponsored by Smitter Pest Control and coached by Tony Marshall won the Class F District 9 team tournament last night. You made all of us at Southern proud, boys!

Congratulations Team White Juniors Class G Champs!

Southern's juniors baseball team sponsored by Bleakley, Cypher, Parent, Warren, and Quinn, P.C. and coached by Mark White and Chris Burgess won the Class G District 9 team tournament last night. Great job, guys!

Congratulations Team Stadel Juniors Class D Champs!

Southern's juniors baseball team sponsored by Web Traffic Partners and coached by Nick Stadel won the Class D District 9 team tournament last night. Great job, boys!

Congratulations Team Kolk Juniors Class C Champs!

Southern's juniors baseball team sponsored by Caldwell Banker and coached by Tim Kolk and Perry Gooch won the Class C District 9 team tournament last night. Great job, boys!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tonight at Southern: Seniors All-Stars vs Kelloggsville 5:30pm

Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars take on Kelloggsville tonight at Southern. The game starts at 5:30pm. Come out and cheer on your Southern All-Stars!

Congratulations, Coach Conway's Juniors Team!

Last night Coach Conway's juniors baseball team clinched the championship in the Class B Juniors Baseball District Team Tournament. Eddie Kuzner also coached the team on to victory. Their team sponsor is Hoekstra Transportation. Congratulations, boys, you made Southern proud!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Congratulations, 2017 Seniors Baseball Champions!

This year's champions of the seniors baseball division is Coach Billo's team, sponsored by Fox Motors.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Congratulations 2017 Seniors Baseball All-Stars!

Manager: Jamie Billo
Coach: Jim Passinault
Coach: Pat Batka

Joe Collins
Luke Passinault
Nate Trudeau
Luke Elzinga
Ben Joppich
Nick Lambert
John Shelton
Kyle Tepper
Keegan Batka
Myles Beale
Micah Baerman
Peter Kratt
Jack Billo
Billy Bernecker
Reilly O’Connor
Matt Moore

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Congratulations 2017 11-Year-Old Baseball East All-Stars!

Manager: Steve Seth

George Bernecker
Ben Billo
Phillip Blackport
Luke Bertke
Frank Debartolo
Leland Whinery
Sam Tietema
Jackson Groen
Zeke Heerema
Logan McCahill
Parker Seth
Scott Millman
Rieden McIntosh

Congratulations 2017 11-Year-Old Baseball West All-Stars!

Manager: Greg Sova

Charlie Hoekstra
Levi Bodziak
Tommy Cavanaugh
Abram Eckley
Ethan Ogle
Andrew Sova
Nate Sova
Mark Vogel
Nick Southerington
Matt Stotts
Will Tewinkle
Isaiah Bos
Will Vanderboegh

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Congratulations 2017 Juniors Baseball West All-Stars!

Manager: Chris Lee Coach: Jack Conway Coach: Tony Marshall Declan Lee Aidan Gardner Marcellus VanderKodde Aiden Stadel Jerry Crampton Thomas Edwards Ian Dana-Walshots Isaiah Hicks Jose Molero Peter Bos Luke Conway Dominic Vicari Mekhi James

Congratulations 2017 Juniors Baseball East All-Stars!

Manager: Tim Kolk
Coach: Perry Gooch
Coach: Kevin Burns

Grady Gooch
Alex Kolk
Nate Milanowski
Patrick Burns
Chris Baranoski
Kyle Kirk
Trevor Seth
Jake Passinault
Jake Myers
Jake Noordewier
Brady Plachecki
Luke Aardema
Sean Murphy

Congratulations, 2017 Minors Baseball Champions!

This year's champions of the minors baseball division is Coach Kuzner's team, sponsored by Betten Baker Chevrolet, with an undefeated 14-0 record!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Congratulations 2017 Majors Baseball East All-Stars!

Manager: Mark White
Coach: Joel Passinault
Coach: Peter Stuursma

Preston Bergstrom
Jack Bertke
Drew Caswell
Nick Collins
Ethan Deblecourt
Luke Gelderloos
JT Lamange
Aidan O’Connor
Liam O’Malley
Ben Passinault
Camden Seth
Mitchell Stuursma
Mitchell White

Congratulations 2017 Majors Baseball West All-Stars!

Manager: Rob Dwortz
Coach: Matt Vriesenga
Coach: Andy Vanderboegh

Robbie Dwortz
Zach Vriesenga
Kerry McCarthy
Daniel McIntyre
Peter Heintz
Ethan Rapoport
Christopher Tepper
Christian Burgess
Cole Knuble
Isaac Herford
Micah Daniels
Cole Miller
Landon Batch

Monday, June 12, 2017

Schedule Change in Seniors Baseball: Batka/Passinault

Sat-17-Jun: The Batka vs Passinault game has been rescheduled to 11:30am. The Billo vs Sullivan game will remain at 2:00pm as originally scheduled.

Final Pairings for Majors Baseball Games This Week

The final games of the season in majors baseball are based on the standings. We have assigned those last games, and they are now available on the schedule page for majors baseball as follows:
  • Monday: Bernecker vs Vanderboegh 5:30pm
  • Monday: Dwortz vs Turner 7:30pm
  • Tuesday: White vs Moore 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: Sova vs Passinault  7:30pm
  • Wednesday: Seth vs Gelderloos 5:30pm

All games on the east field.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Congratulations 2017 Minors Baseball East All-Stars!

Manager: Kip Doezema
Assistant: John VanGessel

Josh McCune
Daniel Klein
Sean Murray
Patrick O’Malley
Mark VanHekken
Ben DeYoung
Parker DeHoek
Luke VanGessel
Myles Gabridge
Gavin Buck
Cameron Maley
Tyler DeBoer
Will Doezema

Congratulations 2017 Minors Baseball West All-Stars!

Manager: Nick Stadel
Assistant: Jason Kehr

Carter Vriesenga
Quintin Thomas
Andrew Owings
Tommy Rosmarin
Carson Stadel
Tripp DeBoer
John Richards
Nigel Doyle
Zach Fouch
Theo Kirchgessner
Harris Kehr
Pierson Kortman
Max Gaiser

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Game Added in Juniors Softball: Hurlburt/Huey

Thu-15-Jun: Hurlburt will play Huey at 6:00pm on the JC West field.

Congratulations, 2017 Majors Baseball Champions!

This year's champions of the majors baseball division is Scott Bernecker's team, sponsored by West Michigan Sports Commission.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Schedule Change in Seniors Baseball: Batka/Billo/Sullivan/Passinault

Wed-14-Jun:
  • Batka vs Billo has been rescheduled to 7:30pm.
  • Sullivan vs Passinault has been rescheduled to 5:30pm.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Scheduled Change in Majors Softball

The Majors Softball game originally scheduled for Mon-5-Jun at 5:30pm has been postponed until Mon-12-Jun at 5:30pm on JC West field.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Schedule Change in Seniors Baseball: Batka/Billo/Sullivan/Passinault

Wed-7-Jun:
  • Batka vs Billo has been rescheduled to 7:45pm.
  • Sullivan vs Passinault has been rescheduled to 5:30pm.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

TODAY IS FAMILY DAY!

Saturday, June 3, is Family Day. Games start at 8:30am and continue all day. 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.

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    IMPORTANT! Raffle Tickets

    Please sell your raffle tickets and turn them in by 4:00pm on Saturday!

    The 4:00pm deadline is for those who wish to be eligible for prizes.

    Otherwise, you can still turn in your raffle tickets until 6:00pm on Saturday.

    We cannot stress enough how important the raffle fundraiser is for Southern Little League.
    Thanks in advance for all of your support!

    Volunteers: Please turn your team's volunteer form for Family Day in to the
    concession stand sometime FRIDAY NIGHT so we can be organized.

    Thanks again,
    Sara Stadel
    Kari DeBoer
    Wendi Moore

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    2017 Fall Ball Coach Pitch Roster

    These are the team rosters for the Fall Ball Coach Pitch 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).

    You may need to scroll down inside this list to see to the bottom.

    2017 Fall Softball Roster

    These are the team rosters for the Fall Softball 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).

    You may need to scroll down inside this list to see to the bottom.

    2017 Fall Ball Seniors Roster

    These are the team rosters for the Fall Ball Senior 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).

    You may need to scroll down inside this list to see to the bottom.

    2017 Fall Ball Juniors Roster

    These are the team rosters for the Fall Ball Junior 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).

    You may need to scroll down inside this list to see to the bottom.

    2017 Fall Ball Majors Roster

    These are the team rosters for the Fall Ball Major 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).

    You may need to scroll down inside this list to see to the bottom.

    2017 Fall Ball Minors Roster

    These are the team rosters for the Fall Ball Minor 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).

    You may need to scroll down inside this list to see to the bottom.

    Did You Know? Southern Offers Fall Ball!

    With the summer season in full swing, now is a good time to remind folks that Southern also offers Fall Ball. Fall Ball starts in late August with Sunday afternoon games for eight weeks. With leagues for players in coach pitch, minors, majors, and juniors, it's a great way to keep the summer fun rolling. You may have seen a notice from another league offering fall baseball, but that's only for leagues who don't offer their own fall program. We'll send out signup information in July, so stay tuned for more information on Southern Fall Ball.

    Grill Volunteers Needed for Family Day

    Saturday is Family Day, and we still need volunteers to take a turn at the grill. Click here to sign up.

    Please Note: This is separate from the volunteer form that each team received. Those forms need to be completed and turned in by Friday.

    2017 Fall Ball Juniors Schedule

    • 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 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.

    2017 Fall Ball Minors Schedule

    • 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 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.

    2017 Fall Ball Seniors Schedule

    • 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 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.

    2017 Fall Ball Majors Schedule

    • 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 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.

    2017 Fall Ball Coach-Pitch Schedule

    • 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 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.

    2017 Fall 10U Softball Schedule

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Congratulations 2017 Majors Baseball Family Day All-Stars!

    Come watch these teams play in the Majors All-Star Game on Saturday at 7:30pm on the East Field.

    American League:
    Manager Scott Bernecker

    From Team Bernecker
    Cole Knuble
    Mitchell Stuursma
    Drew Caswell
    From Team VanderBoegh
    Phillip Blackport
    Kerry McCarthy
    Daniel McIntyre
    From Team White
    Mitchell White
    Christian Burgess
    Tommy Cavanaugh
    From Team Seth
    Camden Seth
    Parker Seth
    Zeke Heerema
    From Team Moore
    Landon Batka
    Micah Daniels
    Leland Whinery
    National League:
    Manager Rob Dwortz


    From Team Dwortz
    Aidan OConnor
    Nick Collins
    Peter Heintz
    From Team Turner
    Jack Bertke
    Cole Miller
    Liam O'Malley
    From Team Sova
    Scott Millman
    Christopher Tepper
    Zach Vriesenga
    From Team Gelderloos
    JT LaMange
    Luke Gelderloos
    Isaac Herford
    From Team Passinault
    Ben Passinault
    Shayne Kwiatkowski
    Isaac Hubka

    Congratulations 2017 Minors Baseball Family Day All-Stars!

    Come watch these teams play in the Minors All-Star Game on Saturday at 7:30pm on the West Field.

    American League:
    Manager Kip Doezema

    From Team Doezema
    Nigel Doyle
    Will Doezema
    Mark Van Hekken
    From Team VanGessel
    Luke VanGessel
    Myles Gabridge
    Zac Fouch
    From Team Fredrickson
    Gavin Buck
    Josh McCune
    Dylan Buck
    From Team Kehr
    Harris Kehr
    Jack Thornton
    Cameron Maley
    From Team Stotts
    Tyler DeBoer
    Angelo Lauria
    Pierson Kortman
    From Team Sanders
    Ryer Olsson
    Jonas Burks
    James Preston
    National League:
    Manager Tom Kuzner


    From Team Kuzner
    Tommy Rosmarin
    Carter Vriesenga
    Axel Cummings
    From Team Stadel
    Carson Stadel
    Tripp DeBoer
    Charlie Seufert
    From Team Rohen
    Sean Murray
    Sam Putt
    Quintin Thomas
    From Team Ledesma
    Zach Clark
    Ethan Sova
    Jon Richards
    From Team Tocco
    Noah Reed
    Andrew Owings
    Zach Caswell
    From Team Lachman
    Casey Shelton
    Patrick O’Malley
    Henry Kwiatkowski

    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.

    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.