Monday, June 25, 2012

Softball Juniors Team Tournament Game Canceled

The Softball Juniors team tournament game tonight has been canceled due to forfeit.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Breaking in the New Scoreboard

Last night in a Baseball Majors team tournament game, Southern's James Klein hit a line drive home run that hit the scoreboard with such force that it broke the "OUTS" display. In this photo, Southern groundskeeper Brendan Brouwer digs into the sign's inner workings with no concern for potential electrocution while Bob Hams watches and James beams with pride. Brendan is fine (more or less), but the sign is still broken. James' team, sponsored by Organicycle, won the game 14-9, so it was definitely worth it. Nice shot, James!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Juniors Baseball Team Tournament Placements

After Tuesday night's games, the current standings determine which pool each team plays in for team tournaments. Here are the official placements for Juniors Baseball:

A - Vandenberge (Old Orchard)
B - Hoppman (Buffalo Wild Wings)
C - Vulpetti (Jets Pizza)
D - Schwenneker (West Mich Group)
E - Grunewald (3form)
F - Rohen (River City Mech)
G - Gooch (Grand Rapids Label)
H - Southwell (Thousand Oaks)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Congratulations Baseball Juniors All-Stars

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Congratulations Eagles (Schedule Change in Baseball Seniors TODAY)

Congratulations to the GRCHS Eagles varsity baseball team for their 4-0 win over Dearborn Divine Child in the state semi-finals on Friday! The Eagles play Bay City Glenn today at 3:30pm in Battle Creek.

As a result, the 2:45pm Huizenga vs Lewis game and the 5:00pm Horjus vs Huizenga game have both been CANCELED for TODAY, Sat-16-Jun.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Congratulations Baseball Majors All-Stars

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Congratulations Baseball 9-10-Year-Old All-Stars

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Congratulations Baseball 11-Year-Old All-Stars

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Congratulations Softball Majors All-Stars

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lost Glove

A player left a glove at the Henwood Field Tuesday night after the 4:30pm game. It hasn't turned up in the lost and found. Coaches and players on that field, please double-check your equipment bags. The missing glove is a two-tone, Rawlings 12" Gold Glove, Elite Series. Please contact if you know anything about the lost glove.

Crowdsourcing a Missing Score: Schneider/O'Connor

UPDATE: Thanks to Dan Tietema for letting us know the final score.
We are missing a score for the Sat-9-Jun Schneider vs O'Connor game in majors baseball. The game was played at 5pm. Anybody know the score? Please send email to

Monday, June 11, 2012

Decertification of 34-inch Marucci CAT5 Bat and 33- and 34-inch Marucci Black Bats

USA Baseball has advised us that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has provided official notice that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Marucci CAT5 34-inch model bat and the Marucci Black 33- and 34-inch bats. Effectively immediately and until notified otherwise, these bats (Marucci CAT5 34-inch length and the Marucci Black 33- and 34-inch lengths) should be considered non-compliant and subject to Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Rules 1.10 and 6.06(d).

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Schedule Change in Juniors Baseball: Grunewald/Gooch

The online schedule has been updated to reflect the following change:
  • We have scheduled a Grunewald vs Gooch game on Sun-10-Jun at 1:00pm to make up a rained out game earlier int he season.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Softball Pitching Instruction

Southern alumna Brenna Parks is offering individual softball pitching instruction. Click here to see the brochure.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

16th Annual Family Day is TODAY!

Saturday, June 2, is Family Day. Thirty ball games and lots of other activities will be going on all day long, so bring the whole family.

  • We still need volunteers of all kinds at various times on Saturday.
  • Please sign up at the concession stand or contact Amy at 813-3512.
Enjoy our expanded menu:
  • Mom's marinated steak-on-a-stick
  • Hamburgers, jumbo hot dogs and Johnsonville stadium brats
  • Meal deals
  • Famous sauteed onions and all your favorite condiments
  • Corn-on-the-cob
Activities for the kids: free!
  • Water Run - a bouncy runway that leads to a shallow pool at the end
  • Bounce Land - a place for kids to bounce around
New in the Concession Stand:
  • Water bottles $5 filled the first time, $1 refills all season.
  • New shipment of Southern apparel
  • Reminder: Please sell your raffle tickets and turn in the money and stubs before the deadline at noon 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 Minor and Major Baseball All-Star Games at 7:30pm.
We're all hoping for good weather! We'll see everyone out at Southern on Saturday!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Team Parents: Photos are Ready to be Picked Up

Coaches and team parents only (not parents of individual players):
The photo packets have been delivered to the concession stand. To minimize the chaos at the concession stand, we are asking that only the coach or team parent pick up the packets for the entire team, then distribute them to the players and their parents. Please, unless you are the coach or the team parent, do not go to the concession stand to pick up your child's individual photos.

Weather: All Games are ON (for now)

We know the weather is bad, but the fields are still playable. Please report to your regularly scheduled games until you hear otherwise.