Sluggers wrap up season

This Saturday, 1 June, will be the conclusion of the 24th season of Little League Baseball in the Cayman Islands.

A full day of games, awards, raffle ticket sales, barbecue and kids activities will fill Field of Dreams. Starting at 8.30am with T-Ball fun and All-Star games, followed by their team awards under a big tent at 10am. It will continue with game times at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm and the raffle prize drawing at 6.30pm.

Everyone will get a game, varying from mixed team games to home run derby, aged appropriately, which will run simultaneous to All-Star action. Awards by division follow at noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm in order of age with Pony, A, AA, AAA and girls players getting their praise at the same time.

League President Jeff Pouchie will be assisted in the master of ceremony duties by Rob Harris and Jeremy Rice, as his coaching duties call. A day of thanks and recognition, each division coordinator introduce coaches who get a few minutes to talk about their team’s season together.

All T-Ballers are winners, as game scores are not kept, all will receive a trophy. Other divisions’ playoff winners get a trophy.

Each team will recognise their “Best Sportsman” and “Most Improved” award winners. Each player receives a team photo, hot dog and drink.

Raffle tickets will be on sale. A $10 dollar ticket can win $10,000. The usual canteen fare will be enhanced by snow cones, cotton candy and pizza. Field No. 4 will host a bouncy castle with dry slide and baserunning activities.

New to the end-of-season day’s offerings will be music and the great smell of barbecue meals as Red Bay Church of God Holiness will be grilling ribs, chicken and fish to benefit their youth group and Little League. All are invited to come and enjoy the fun games or sharp All-Star action.

After the full day, adults will light up the fields as another round of coed games will begin. The Cayman Islands Little League Association 2013 Adult Fall League is scheduled to start on 22 July with the captain’s meeting on 8 July.

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