(LaPorte , IN) - Saturday is Rally Day for LaPorte little leaguers.
The LaPorte Parks Department is hosting a call-out for baseball and softball players ages 9-17, who have signed up for little league. Parents and players can find out their team assignments and other important information about the upcoming season.
Parks Superintendent Mark Schreiber says his staff have been meeting with coaches all week, and the rosters are all set. “We hope to have a great turnout,” he said. “Communication is a big key. If we’re able to lay out the program with the parents to start the season, it will alleviate some of the confusion or issues that might come up later.”
“Weather permitting,” Schreiber said, “we’ll get the kids out practicing in the next week or so.”
According to Schreiber, signups for little league this summer have been as strong as ever. “We’ve been fortunate to keep strong numbers here,” he said. “I know a lot of communities have seen their rec leagues kind of diminish, with travel ball and pay-to-play, but we’ve held really strong.” Schreiber said their rookie division (ages 7-8) grew this year. And LaPorte is one of the few area little leagues to offer both slow and fast pitch girls’ softball.
Saturday’s information rally starts at 9 a.m. in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium, with the various divisions scheduled throughout the day, as listed below:
- Boys Baseball Major (ages 11-12) at 9 a.m.
- Boys Baseball Minor (ages 9-10) at 10 a.m.
- Girls Slowpitch Softball Senior/Junior (ages 10-17) at 11 a.m.
- Boys Baseball Junior (ages 13-15) at noon
- Girls Fastpitch Softball (all divisions) at 1 p.m.