Farm League, Tee-Ball clinics up and running
The 2013 Somerville Little League Baseball Season is now halfway through the season and both the Minor and Major Leagues have witnessed great action and spirited play, with several teams closely competing for the top of their respective divisions.
The Season kicked off in grand fashion on Saturday, April 27, with the annual Opening Day Parade and Ceremonies. The parade began under glorious skies at Somerville High School, proceeded down Highland Avenue to Conway Park, where the Opening Day Ceremonies were held. The event featured the ceremonial First-Pitch, thrown by Recreation Director James Halloran, the National Anthem was sung, and the perennial lifetime achievement awards were given out. The day was also marked by a somber moment of silence to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon Day bombings.
“It was a fantastic Opening Day, and I’ve seen a tremendous resurgence of excitement, competition, and quality baseball this year. We have some very talented kids, great coaches, and that’s the main reason why Somerville baseball is now back on the map,” stated Somerville Little League Board President Rob LaFee.
With seven games into in their 14 games schedule, the Majors Division has had many close and exciting games, with several contests going into extra innings. Sally O’Brien’s currently resides in first place in the Majors, with Bonney Automotive, Boston Closet, Redbones, The Independent, and The Biscuit right on their heels. In the Minors Division, Bonney Automotive sits atop the league, with Orange Leaf, Boston Closet, John’s Team, Jumbo’s, and Alewife Auto very close behind.
The Farm League, designed for youths aged 7 and 8 years of age, and the Instructional Tee-Ball Clinics, geared for kids 5 and 6, provides valuable experience in all the fundamentals of the game. While the Farm League has simulated games with no umpire or tabulated scoring, the Saturday Tee-Ball Clinic offers kids a fun and friendly orientation to all aspects of the game of baseball.
For more information on the league, clinics, and playoff schedules, visit http://www.somervillelittleleague.org/.