5 games to open Little League season this Saturday


A Twins batter swings during their game against the Falcons in the Major division of the 2017 Saipan Little League Baseball at the Miguel “Tan Ge” Basa Pangelinan Ballfield. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

The Saipan Little League is set to open this Saturday with a heavy five-game schedule.

Twenty-three teams spread out in the Minor (5), Major (9), Junior (5), and Senior (4) divisions will be competing this season and matches will be played at the Miguel “Tan Ge” Pangelinan softball field and the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios baseball field.

The Minor division for 7- to 11-year-old kids will play once a week, with the NSA Braves taking on the Little Cubs in the opening day after the brief ceremony at 9am. The Kagman Marlins, Comets, and Northern Yankees are the other Minor division teams that will play at the “Tan Ge” field.

The Major division for the 11-12 age group have matches on Saturdays and Sundays also at the “Tan Ge” field. The Braves will face the Taalabwogh Falcons in the opener, followed by the Pirates-Kagman Little Legals tussle. Then on Sunday, the Little Cubs will clash with McDonald’s at 9am, while the Bank of Saipan-Comets match will be next. The Twins complete the 11-12 age group field.

Over at the “Tan Ko” field, Saturday’s matches in the Junior division will have the Falcons battling Comets I and the Falcons colliding with the Fielders in the Senior side.

In other games this weekend, the Braves will meet the WPTC Chiefs in the Junior division at 9am on Sunday, followed by the Braves-Comets Senior league match. The Comets II is the other team in the Junior League.

Meanwhile, SLL Baseball Inc. player-agent Piding Tenorio is again reminding all managers and coaches of teams in the Minor, Major, and Junior divisions to complete the players’ documents and submit them this weekend. Player’s registration forms, medical releases, school enrolment, insurance, and parents consent forms must be turned in before the league kicks off.

“Coaches need to provide the birth certificates of their new players, while the returning players don’t need to,” added Tenorio.

The Little Cubs and Northern Yankees (Minor); the Little Cubs, McDonald’s, and Twins (Major); and the Braves (Junior) are the teams that have yet to complete their documents, while all Senior division squads have met the competition requirements.

Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.

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