Friday, July 24, 2015

District 9 Big League Wins Central Region Championship for Third Straight Year

In the Big League Regional Championship game at Pinery Park featuring Illinois District 20 vs. Michigan District 9 in a rematch of the winners bracket final, Michigan District 9 defeated Illinois 4-3 in what turned out to be a wild finish. Casey Horjus got the win as he tossed a perfect game thru 3 innings and allowed 3 hits in 6-2/3 innings with 11 strikeouts. District 9 went ahead 4-0 after two innings on some clutch hitting by Joel Dayton and Ben Sweedyk. Dayton continued his hot hitting with a double to right center to knock in the first two runs. Sweedyk knocked in the third run on a single to center and then Joel Dayton had his third RBI on a double to left center.

After pitching a gem the District 9 defense struggled in the 7th allowing for 3 runs to score. Jacob Sposaro came in relief with two outs and got a ground ball to short stop. The ball was bobbled and the runner was safe at first and then the runner from second advanced to third but rounded the bag too far and Christian Falicki alertly thru behind the runner. After a short run down the runner was tagged out for the final out and the dog pile began. Congratulations to the District 9 Big League All Stars and good luck in the World Series.

You can check here for updates and you can also visit the World Series link below. The games will be broadcast on Game Change and you will be able to start that from the World Series website under schedules. The District 9 All Stars will now be called Central Region and play the first game of the series at 12:30pm Tuesday, July 28.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Register Now for Fall Ball

It's time to think about Fall Ball again!
  • Fall baseball will be for ages 7-14.
  • This is a fun and instructional season. There are no practices, and we don't keep standings.
  • The 7-8 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 30, skip Sunday, September 6, for the Labor Day weekend, with the final games on Sunday, October 11. 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.
  • Interested in Fall Softball? If enough people email Wendi Moore (, then we will organize a fall softball season with Sunday afternoon games at JC West. Please do not sign up yet for softball, but do email her ASAP.
  • 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-23-Aug.
  • Bob Hams, league director ( or Ethan Rohen, league director (
  • 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.)

D9 Big Leaguers Advance to Regional Championship Tonight

D9 Big League defeated Illinois District 20 by a score of 3-2 last night in a classic pitchers dual. D9 Michigan will play for the championship tonight at 8:00pm at Pinery Park vs. either Michigan District 16 or Illinois District 20. Come out to Pinery Park and support D9 while watching some great baseball!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

District 9 Big Leaguers Win Again!

Monday night the District 9 Big League All-Stars defeated Ohio 9-0. They now advance to the regional winners bracket finals on Tuesday night against Illinois. The game starts at 8:00pm at Pinery Park. Keep winning D9 All-Stars!

Monday, July 20, 2015

District 9 Big Leaguers Advance

The District 9 Big League All-Stars defeated Indiana today 6-3 and now advance to face Ohio tonight at 8:00pm at Pinery Park. Come out to Pinery Oark tonight and cheer them on!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

District 9 in Big League Regionals Starts Monday

The Central States Big League Regional Tournament starts Monday, July 20, with our District 9 team playing at 1:00pm at Pinery Park. All games are at Pinery Park. If District 9 wins, we play at 8:00pm Monday night. You can see the bracket below. We will continue to update you as the tournament progresses. Come out and support the District 9 All Stars including players from Southern:

Joel Dayton - EGR/Kalamazoo College
Ryan Dayton - EGR/Kalamazoo College
AJ Zawacki - EGR
Noah Salasky - EGR
Jordan Stickler - Catholic Central
Casey Horjus - EGR

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

9/10 East All-Stars Play Again Tonight at Southern

After a tough loss in the winners bracket to Hudsonville last night, Southern's East 9/10 All-Stars will try to keep their district championship hopes alive as they take on Georgetown-1 tonight at 6:00pm on Southern's west field. Come on out and cheer them on!

They'll keep playing every night as long as they're winning. We'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Come Cheer On Your All-Stars

Southern's 9/10 East All-Stars take on Hudsonville in the District 9 winners bracket tonight at 7:30 at Southern's east field. Come on out!

Monday, July 13, 2015

9/10 Year Old All Star Finals bracket at Southern Tonight

Southern is hosting the 9/10 All-Stars finals bracket this week.

Monday features two games on the east field and two games on west field at 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

Our Southern East 9/10 All-Stars will face Western 1 tonight at 7:30pm on the east field.

The grills will be fired up and ice cream ready for desert. Bring the whole family to cheer on our Southern East 9/10 All Stars!

Friday, July 10, 2015

More All-Star Games Tonight!

Tonight at Southern:

     East Field: Southern East Majors All-Stars vs. Byron Center (Pool Championship)
     Henwood Field: Big League Wooden Bat – Rockford vs. Caledonia

     East Field: Southern East 9/10 All-Stars vs. Zeeland (Pool Championship)
     Henwood Field: Big League Wooden Bat – Southern vs. Rockford

Tonight at Pinery Park:

     Field #3: Southern Seniors All-Stars vs. Western (District Championship)
     (if Southern wins play again at 8:00pm)

     Field #2: Southern East Majors All-Stars vs. West Ottawa (Pool Championship)

Tonight at Georgetown:

     Field #11: Southern Juniors East All-Stars vs. Georgetown (District Winners Bracket)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Another Big Night at Southern Tonight

Can't you just about smell those burgers cooking? Come join us for an evening of great baseball.


     West Field: Southern 10/11 Baseball All-Stars vs. Hudsonville
     East Field: Southern East Majors All-Stars vs. Byron Center
     Henwood Field: Southern East Juniors All-Stars vs. Zeeland


     East Field: Southern West Majors All-Stars vs. West Ottawa
     Henwood Field: Southern Seniors All-Stars vs. Hamilton

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wooden Bat Tournament Schedule

Southerns team in the Wooden Bat Tournament will be playing this Friday and Saturday at Southern:

Friday, July 10, at Southern:
7:30pm Rockford V vs Southern

Saturday, July 11, at Southern:
10:00am Holland vs Southern
3:00pm Caledonia vs Southern

Sunday, July 12, at Southern:
2:00pm & 4:30pm Semifinals
7:00pm Championship

More Tournament Action Tonight at Southern

We'll fire up the grill. You know the drill!

     West Field: Southern East 9/10 All-Stars vs. Byron Center #2
     East Field: Southern East Majors All-Stars vs. Algoma

     Henwood Field: Southern Seniors All-Stars vs. Sparta

     West Field: Southern West 9/10 All-Stars vs. Rockford #1
     East Field: Southern 10/11 All-Stars vs. Caledonia

Southern's East Juniors All-Stars are in the final four of their district tournament starting Thursday, July 9.

Southern's West Majors All-Stars have a bye in their district tournament tonight.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

More All-Star Action Tonight at Southern

We'll have the grills going again, so bring the family and cheer on Southern's all-stars!

Tonight at Southern

     Henwood Field: Southern's Seniors Baseball All-Stars vs. Grandville
     East Field: Southern's Majors East Baseball All-Stars vs. Algoma/Allendale

     East Field: Southern's 9/10 West Baseball All-Stars vs. Hudsonville

On the Road

5:30pm: Southern's 10/11 Baseball All-Stars at Hudsonville
6:00pm: Southern's 9/10 East Baseball All-Stars at Zeeland
6:00pm: Southern's Majors West Baseball All-Stars at West Ottawa

Congratulations Juniors Baseball Class D District Champs!

Congrats to the Bradley Company team in Juniors Baseball coached by John Mundell for winning the class D district team tournament!

Coach: John Mundell
Max Berrera
Luke Braselton
Alex DeBoer
Aaron Embrey
Clay Fee
Matt Moore
Jack Mundell
Oskar Olsson
Jack Schultze
Max Tucker
Henry Vanderzyden
Nate Vermeulen
Jake Vruggink

Monday, July 6, 2015

All-Star Action Tonight at Southern

Lots of All-Star action at Southern tonight, Monday, July 6.

We'll have the grills fired up, so bring the whole family and enjoy a summer night of great baseball. Help cheer our Southern teams on to victory!

Tonight at Southern

     East Field: Southern East Majors All-Stars
     West Field: Southern East 9/10 All-Stars
     Henwood Field: Southern Seniors All-Stars

     East Field: Southern West Majors All-Stars
     West Field: Southern 11-year-olds All-Stars
     Henwood Field: Southern Big League All-Stars

Tonight's Away Games

5:30pm at Georgetown: Southern West Juniors All-Stars

6:00pm at Pinery Park:  Southern East Juniors All-Stars

6:00pm at Sparta: Southern 9/10 West All-Stars