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
Montrose Little League will kick off its season on Saturday, Apr. 27, 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 along Post 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.
Opening day action will begin at 9 a.m. with a pair of tee-ball games as GCS Home Inspection takes on Kiwanis Club at the Upper Field; while Augenti’s Plumbing will play Kost Tire at the Lower Field.
Coach-pitch games will then take place at 11 a.m. with Ray’s Market facing Lion’s Club at the Upper Field and VFW playing Mike Newman Construction at the Lower Field.
Boys’ minor league games will be played at 1 p.m. with Peoples Bank and State Farm playing and the upper field.
A girls’ softball game will take place at 1 p.m. on the lower field with Pump-N-Pantry and Riordan and Sons playing.
A major league boys’ game will cap off the day at Montrose takes on Choconut at 3 p.m. at the upper field.
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. 27.
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 at Oakland Baseball Park and 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 covers Great Bend, Hallstead, New Milford, Lakeside and part of Jackson, will begin its 2013 season on Saturday, May 4, by hosting an opening day ceremony.
Opening day festivities will begin at 8 a.m. with an honor guard, followed by a parade of teams at noon with games going on in Hallstead and Great 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 Ridge has three fields that it currently plays on. They are, New Milford Field behind Blue Ridge Racquet and Health Club on Church Street, New Milford; Hallstead Ball Field, along Route 11, next to Simmons-Rockwell Motors, in Hallstead; Great Bend Field at Rec Park on Spring Street in Great Bend; and Hallstead American Legion Field along Route 7, in Hallstead.
Susco East Little League
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. 27, 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 Saturday, May 4, with a series of games.
The league covers Auburn, Rush, Choconut, and also Fairdale.
Susquehanna County has tee ball, coach-pitch, minor boys’, major boys’, minor girls’, major girls’, teener boys’ and teener girls’ teams.
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.