Little League requirements deadline tomorrow


Saipan Little League Basebal Inc. officials are reminding managers and coaches of teams competing in five divisions this season to submit all requirements tomorrow.

SLLBI president Mike Borja and player agent Piding Tenorio, in separate interviews with the Saipan Tribune yesterday, said all officers would be at the pavilion behind the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium to wait for the teams that have yet to complete their requirements.

Borja said all the necessary documents, like the team rosters and the entrance fees, are all due on Saturday, Feb. 3. The SLLBI board will be at the pavilion from 10am to 12nn. Tenorio added they needed to sort all the documents before the 2018 season starts on Feb. 17.

“We need to have everything, all the documents, before we open the season. So we request all teams to comply with the requirements.”

Twenty teams, spread out in five divisions—four in the Minor, eight in Major, two in 50/70, three in Junior, and three in Senior—are going to compete in this year’s Little League. The SLLB is introducing the Minor division for the 8 to 9 year olds, while the Majors is for kids age 10 to 12. The Juniors is for 13 to 14 year olds, while the Seniors is for the 15 to 16 age group. Games will be held every Saturdays and Sundays.

The Kagman Marlins, Little Cubs, Braves, and Comets are the teams in the Minor division. while the Majors will have Bank of Saipan, Pirates I, McDonald’s, NSA Braves, Taalabwogh Falcons, Little Legals, Comets, and Little Cubs. The Western Pacific Telecommunications Chiefs and the Comets will be vying for the 50/70 title, while the Junior division will have the Comets, Braves, and Falcons, and the Fielders, Braves, and Falcons are entered in the Senior League.

Last season, the NSA Braves squeezed out a 7-6 decision against the Falcons to win the Majors division, while the Falcons clinched their third straight Juniors division title following an 8-2 triumph over the Comets. The Falcons’ Seniors division squad made it back-to-back crown after 4-3 victory over the Enforcers.

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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