Saipan Little League season suspended


A Saipan Little League Baseball player gets ready at bat during a practice session at the Miguel “Tan Ge” Basa Pangelinan Ballfield last month. The 2020 season of SLLB is suspended until further notice. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

The Saipan Little League Baseball’s 2020 season hasn’t started, yet it has been suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis.

SLLB officials informed participating teams last Friday that it will be kicking off the new season on March 14, but the opening day was called off early morning last Saturday after they received a letter from the Little League headquarters in Williamsport.

“Little League International operates more than 6,500 programs in more than 84 countries, and therefore, we recommend that our leagues exercise an abundance of caution and implement a temporary suspension of all league activities until no earlier than April 6,” the letter stated.

SLLB had earlier scheduled a Feb. 29 kickoff, but the opener was reset, as some teams still needed to complete paperwork.

The league will have competitions in Minor, Major, Junior, and Senior League divisions with games to be played at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield and the Miguel “Tan Ge” Basa Pangelinan Ballfield. Five teams each are entered in the Minor and Major, three in the Junior, and two in the Senior.

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for more than two decades. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.

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