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.