Little League opens this week
BY KEVIN WOODRUFF
Susquehanna County Little League organizations are hitting the local diamonds and kicking off a new year of baseball and softball action.
There are five leagues around the county, which are: Montrose Little League, Susco East Little League, Triboro Little League, Susquehanna County Little League and Blue Ridge Little League.
Here are the basics about each league:
Montrose Little League
B & M Little League will kick off its season on Saturday, Apr. 28, and covers a geographic area of Montrose Borough, Bridgewater Township, Franklin Township and Liberty Township.
The league plays its games at Post Pond Sports Complex alongPost Pond Road, in Bridgewater Township and Memorial Park along Cherry Street in Montrose.
Montrose offers tee-ball, coach-pitch, minor league baseball and softball, major league teams baseball and softball and junior boys teener league baseball teams.
Coach-pitch games will start at11 a.m.with VFW squaring off against Lion’s Club at Post Pond 1, and Kiwanis taking on Augenti’s Plumbing at Post Pond 2.
A minor boys’ game between State Farm and People’s Neighborhood Bank will start at 1 p.m. at Post Pond 1, while a softball game between Pump-N-Pantry and First Liberty Bank will be played at Post Pond 2 at 1 p.m.
A major league boys’ game will be played at Post Pond 1 at3 p.m.between Taylor Rental and Resource Environmental.
In conjunction with opening day, there will also be a chicken barbeque going on with dinners being sold for $9 each.
Triboro Little League
Triboro Little League which covers the Susquehanna, Starucca and Lanesboro area will start its season on Saturday, Apr. 28.
The league has minor league baseball, coach-pitch, major league softball, tee ball, minor league softball and major league baseball team.
Triboro Little League games are played atOaklandBaseballParkand Prospect Field.
A full schedule for Triboro Little League can be found at www.eteamz.com/triboro-ll
Blue Ridge Little League
The Blue Ridge Little League which coversGreat Bend, Hallstead,New Milford,Lakesideand part ofJackson, will begin its 2012 season on Saturday, May 5, by hosting an opening day ceremony.
Opening day festivities will begin at8 a.m.with an honor guard, followed by a parade of teams atnoonwith games going on in Hallstead andGreat Bend.
This league has four tee-ball teams, four coach-pitch teams, three minor boys teams, two minor girls teams, two major boys teams, one major girls team.
Blue Ridgehas three fields that it currently plays on. They are, New Milford Field behind Blue Ridge Racquet and Health Club onChurch Street,New Milford; Hallstead Ball Field, along Route 11, next to Simmons-Rockwell Motors, in Hallstead; Great Bend Field atRecParkon Spring Street inGreat Bend; and Hallstead American Legion Field along Route 7, in Hallstead.
The Susco East Little League spans across the eastern part of the county and covers Harford, Lenox,Brooklyn, Lathrop, Springville, Dimock, Clifford and South Gibson.
Susco East will start its season on Saturday, Apr. 28, with a Field Day to celebrate a new season.
The league has four fields in which it plays, they are, Harford Field, by the Old Harford School; Springville Field, off Marcy Street behind the old school; Clifford Field, behind the old elementary school; and Brooklyn/Hop Bottom field, along Route 167 in Brooklyn.
Susco East has tee ball, coach-pitch, minor league girls, major league girls, minor league boys, major league boys and senior girls teams.
Susquehanna County Little League
Susquehanna County Little League will start its season on Tuesday, May 1, with a series of games.
The league coversAuburn, Rush, Choconut, and also Fairdale.
May 1 games include major league girls contests with Rush atBlue Ridgeat Blue Ridge Fields andAuburnat Choconut at Choconut Elementary, both games at6 p.m.
The boys will open up with minor league games on Wednesday, May 2, as Choconut will travel to Rush inLawtonandAuburn1 will faceAuburn2 at Auburn Township Fields. Both games at6 p.m.
Minor League girls’ game begin May 3, major league boys’ games begin on May 4, T-Ball and coach-pitch begin on May 5, teener girls will open May 12 and teener boys begin on May 21.
SusquehannaCountyhas five tee ball teams, six coach-pitch teams, four minor boys’ teams, four major boys’ teams, three minor girls’ teams, three major girls’ teams, one teener boys’ team and one teener girls’ team.
Susquehanna County League’s games are played at a few different fields, which are, Rush Home Field at the intersection of Route 267 and Route 706 in Lawton, Auburn Ball Field off of Route 267 at the Auburn four corners (field is located behind the township building), Choconut Elementary field off Route 267 and at Legg Field along Route 267 in Choconut.