Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Schedule Corrections in Softball Minors

The online schedule for Softball Minors had incorrectly shown all game times as 6:00pm. We have corrected a number of game times to their proper time now. Please review the schedule again here. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Monday, April 23, 2018

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 15 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.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Opening Day is TODAY!

Welcome to Opening Day at Southern. The grills will be fired up tonight and all day Saturday. Enjoy opening weekend and the spring weather!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Schedule Change in Baseball/Majors: Bernecker, LaMange, VanderBoegh & Moore

  • Bernecker vs LaMange: Your 7-May-5:30pm game has been changed to 7:30pm.
  • VanderBoegh vs Moore: Your 7-May-7:30pm game has been changed to 5:30pm

Practice Fields are Open for Business!

The practice fields at Southern and at Lakeside Elementary are ready for use for scheduled practices. At Southern, the grounds crew will be cleaning leaves off the fields, so please be patient and share space as needed. Opening day tomorrow evening and Saturday are a go, weather permitting.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Opening Day Update

The winter weather continues, and all fields remain unplayable. So practices are canceled again for today at both Southern and Lakeside Elementary.

The season is slated to start on Friday evening and Saturday. We're hopeful the snow will melt by then, and we'll do our best to get the fields ready in time. We'll let you know by 2:00pm on Friday whether or not we'll be going ahead with opening day.

SPRING HAS TO COME EVENTUALLY!

Schedule Change in Baseball/Majors: LaMange & VanGessel

  • LaMange vs VanGessel: Your 29-May-7:30pm game has been changed to 31-May-5:30pm.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

All Southern & Lakeside Practices Canceled AGAIN Today

The winter weather continues, and all fields remain unplayable. So practices are canceled again for today at both Southern and Lakeside Elementary.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Softball Majors, Minors, and Coach Pitch Schedules Now Available

Softball schedules for Majors, Minors, and Coach Pitch are now available online. Click the Schedules link on the right sidebar.

All Southern & Lakeside Practices Canceled Today

Due to weather, all fields are unplayable. So practices are canceled for today at both Southern and Lakeside Elementary.

Schedule Change in Baseball/Minors: Bishop, Wisinski, Wolford & Scholten

  • Wolford vs Scholten: Your 2-May-5:30pm game has been changed to 7:30pm.
  • Bishop vs Wisinski: Your 2-May-7:30pm game has been moved to 5:30pm.

Coaches ONLY: Practice Field Slots Added

Coaches ONLY: You can now sign up to reserve practice fields at Lakeside School thru May 19. Click the Coaches link on the right sidebar to make your reservations.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Cleanup Day is Canceled

Cleanup Day was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 14. But the weather forecast is terrible, so Cleanup Day has been canceled.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Schedule Change in Baseball/Majors: DeHoek, Moore, VanGessel & Bernecker

  • DeHoek vs Moore: Your 3-May-5:30pm game has been changed to 7:30pm.
  • VanGessel vs Bernecker: Your 3-May-7:30pm game has been moved to 5:30pm.

Schedule Change in Baseball/Minors: Rohen & Scholten


  • Rohen: Your 23-Apr-5:30pm game vs Wisinski has been changed to 25-Apr-5:30pm vs Sage.
  • Scholten: Your 25-Apr-5:30pm game vs Sage has been changed to 23-Apr-5:30pm vs Wisniski.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Baseball Minors and 78ers Rosters Now Available

If you're signed up for 78ers (coach pitch) or Minors baseball, you can now see the official rosters online. Click the Rosters link on the right sidebar.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Softball Rosters Now Available

If you're signed up for softball in coach pitch (78ers), minors, majors, or juniors, you can now see the official rosters online. Click the Rosters link on the right sidebar.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Majors Baseball Rosters Now Available

If you're signed up for majors baseball, you can now see the official rosters online. Click the Rosters link on the right sidebar.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Baseball Schedules Now Available

Baseball schedules for 78ers, Minors, Majors, and Juniors are now available online. Click the Schedules link on the right sidebar.

Juniors Baseball Rosters Now Available

If you're signed up for juniors baseball, you can now see the official rosters online. Click the Rosters link on the right sidebar.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Coaches ONLY: Practice Field Slots Added

Coaches ONLY: You can now sign up to reserve practice fields at Lakeside School thru April 19. Click the Coaches link on the right sidebar to make your reservations.

Tryouts are TOMORROW, March 24

TOMORROW 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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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

Get 20% off throughout the store with this coupon on Saturday through Monday, March 24-26, 2018.

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 for Breton Downs and Lakeside schools in the coming weeks. Click the Coaches link on the right sidebar to make your reservations.

IMPORTANT: PEASE READ: Tryouts are SATURDAY, March 24

SATURDAY 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.

Monday, March 19, 2018

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, Joe Sarnicola at joesarnicola@gmail.com.

Baseball: We still have some 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. The deadline is Tuesday, March 20, at 11:59pm. As of the time of this announcement, we still have the following openings in baseball:
  • Coach pitch (78ers): room for 2 more players.
  • Minors: room for 10 more players.
  • Majors: room for 7 more players.
  • Juniors: room for 6 more players.
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.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Tryouts are THIS SATURDAY, March 24

Saturday 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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

20% Off at Dick’s Sporting Goods March 24-26

Get 20% off throughout the store with this coupon on Saturday through Monday, March 24-26, 2018.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Calling All Umpires!

If you are passionate about the game of baseball or softball will be playing juniors level baseball/softball or higher, this year then you are invited to a meeting at East Grand Rapids High School's gym on Saturday, March 24th, at 2:00pm, or immediately after the juniors evaluation ends – so don’t be late. This meeting will last about 15 minutes to collect your name and number and cover a few topics.

Jack Conway, Southern's Umpire Director, will host this meeting and address several topics including mandatory training dates, how to sign-up for games, pay scale, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for you to earn a little money this spring, get a unique SLL umpire hat/shirt, take on the responsibility of umping a baseball game, and enhance your future college/job applications 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 cell phone number of 616-916-4911.

Still a Few Openings

Our registration deadline has passed, but we still have openings for all ages in baseball and coach pitch and juniors in softball. You can still sign up on line. If you have any questions, you can email Bob Hams at bhams@roofmelt.com. The $25 late fee will be charged. All signups now are first come first serve.

Those wanting to sign up for seniors baseball and seniors softball should now wait until after March 24 to sign up. We'll send out another announcement reminding you of your later deadline.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Sign Up Before Midnight TONIGHT!

The deadline is Saturday, March 3, at 11:59pm. The price goes up by $25 after that deadline. Click here to read all the details and to sign up.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Sign Up Deadline is TOMORROW!

The deadline is TOMORROW, March 3, at 11:59pm. The price goes up by $25 after that deadline. Click here to read all the details and to sign up.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Please Sign Up NOW

The deadline is March 3, and the price goes up by $25 after that deadline. Click here to read all the details and to sign up.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lead Off Party is TONIGHT!

Yes, you can buy tickets at the door!
 

Annual Fundraiser
for Southern Little League

2018 Lead Off Party

Saturday
February 24th
2018

newly renovated
Applause Event Center
(behind Pietro's)
7:00 11:00 PM

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
Our deepest gratitude is extended to those
who have generously donated to
Southern Little League 2018 Lead Off Party

Applause
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Hungry Howie’s
Mick DeKorver
Larry Ike, Diamonds
Harry Berrios
Wenger’s Bowling Alley
Blimpie
Jeff Hoppman
Fox Motors
Kate Foy
Patterson Ice Center
Grand Rapids Christians High School
East Grand Rapids Schools
EGR Baseball
Coach Longo & EGR Varsity Football
Holwerda-Snoap Sporting Goods
Catholic Central Varsity Football
Catholic Central HS Athletic Department
Grand Rapids Christians High School
Tobi Beale, Meghan Hislop, The James Salon
Coach Peter Stuursma & Hope College
Alto Gas
Mike Knuble
Smitter Pest Control
Buy Bats.com
Brad Ditmar
Founders Brewing
Metal Tech
Roof Melt
Scott & Natalie Bernecker and Family
Sean Cox Law, PLLC
Welch Allyn
Detroit Pistons
Mark & Allison White
Great Wolf Lodge
Air Time of Grand Rapids
Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen
Michirondack, Jason Nagher
Newaygo General Store
NOCO
Jose Babushka’s
Rose’s
Derby Station
Wolfgang’s
Manna Cafe
The Green Well
Bistro Bella Vita
Restaurant Partners
Foremost Graphics Group

 

• Cash Bar and Hors d'oeuvres

• $60 per couple / $35 per person
• RSVP and buy your tickets in advance via the
website: www.southernll.org or send checks payable to:
Southern Little League
Grand Rapids 49506

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Buy Your Tickets Now for the Feb 24 Lead-Off Party



Purchase Tickets Now
 
 
- OR -

Make a Donation Now

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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

____________________________________________________________

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).

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sign Up Deadline is EARLY This Year

Please sign up as soon as possible for the 2018 season. It's easy to do, and signing up early helps us plan coaches, schedules, etc. The deadline is March 3, and the price goes up by $25 after that deadline.

Click here to read all the details and to sign up.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2018 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.

2018 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.

2018 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.

2018 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.

2018 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).

2018 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).

2018 Softball Majors Schedule

  • League Director: Joe Sarnicola
    email: joesarnicola "at" gmail.com (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-9-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.

2018 Softball Minors Schedule

  • League Director: Joe Sarnicola
    email: joesarnicola "at" gmail.com (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-9-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.

2018 Softball 78ers Schedule

  • League Director: Joe Sarnicola
    email: joesarnicola "at" gmail.com (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-9-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.

2018 Baseball 78ers Schedule

  • League Director: Matt Bertke
    email: mbertke "at" coverys.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-9-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.

2018 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-9-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.

2018 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-9-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.

2018 Baseball Juniors Schedule

  • League Director:
    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.
  • 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-9-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.

2018 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).

2018 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).

2018 Softball 78ers Roster

These are the team rosters for the Softball 78ers (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).

2018 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).

2018 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).

2018 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).

2018 Standings

If you know of any errors, please email the webmaster. Links without highlighting are not available yet. Stay tuned.
No standings are kept for the following leagues:
  • Baseball 78ers
  • Baseball Big League
  • Softball 78ers
  • Softball Minors
  • Softball Majors
  • Softball Juniors
  • Softball Seniors

2018 Schedules

These are the schedules for the current season. If you know of any schedule changes or errors, please email the webmaster. Schedules without highlighting are not available yet. Stay tuned.

2018 Rosters

Parents, please verify that your child appears in the roster for the appropriate league.

Every year we have a few random clerical errors, so if you don't see your child in the appropriate league, please look through the other leagues before contacting the webmaster. If you don't see your child on any of these rosters, or if there's a typo in your child's name, don't worry. It's usually a simple thing to sort out. Contact the webmaster, and we'll get you squared away.

Also keep in mind that these rosters are continuously updated. You won't receive an email each time we update the rosters, but these links will always take you to the very latest updates.

Summer 2018
Fall 2017

We assign players to teams based on age for Fall Ball. Fall Ball is a league for the players to get extra games in so they get more experience for next season. It is much less competitive than the regular season. Even though it is called Minors, Majors, Juniors, etc. we divide the players up by age. Over the past few years we have found this system works much better with the limited amount of teams in Fall Ball.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sign Up for the 2018 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. Please note that the deadline for signing up is earlier this year.
  • Age Eligibility: Please use Little League's age calculator to determine your child's official league age. It's important that you do this and that you get your child's league age correct. Please don't just assume you know this. Please take the time to use the age calculator.
    • 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 player will be denied based on inability to pay. Please come to one of the in-person sign-up sessions for details on financial assistance.)
  • How to sign up: Please sign up online (click here). If you are unable to sign up online, you may sign up 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 24, 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: Saturdays, Feb 10 & Feb 17, 11a-1p
    • Sign-up deadline: Saturday, March 3
    • Player evaluation/tryout day: Saturday, March 24
    • Practices begin: Monday, April 9 or later (depends on coach)
    • Clean-up day: Saturday, April 14, 9am to noon
    • Coach and Team Parent meeting: Wednesday, April 11, 8pm
    • Games begin: Friday, April 20
    • Family day: Saturday, June 9 (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.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Saturday, February 24 is the date of Southern's Lead-off Party.


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