News and Announcements
For all who signed up for the 2018 season …
Tryout dates are next Saturday the 7th and the following Saturday the 14th for both baseball and softball. Times vary. It is encouraged that players attend both but need to attend one to be placed in the draft for our 12u and 10u divisions. Players absent from both tryouts will be placed on teams alphabetically by age (oldest to youngest) when the draft is complete.
Softball side- tryout numbers to follow
Field 4: 10U coordinator – Stefanie Tucker
League age 9(born in 2008) at 9 am
League age 10 (born in 2007) at 10 am
League age 8 (born in 2009) at 11 am
- some girls that are league age 8 will be drafted to our 10u program as we have 6-7 spots open. If you do not want your league age 8 player considered to “play up” they do not need to attend tryouts.
Everyone is invited and welcome to come and shake the dust off !!
Field 3: 12u coordinator – Ginger Bassett Vail
League age 11(born in 2006) at 11 am
League age 12(born in 2005) at 12 pm
Field 3: April 14th only- Linda Fitzpatrick
Sr league (born between 2004-2001) 1pm
We are excited for the 2018 season – kick off OPENING DAY April 28th rain date April 29th
Parade at 9 am . Games to follow.
8u and younger … rosters will be finalized by April 15th and you should hear by the evening of the 16th at the latest.
With a heavy heart, the Saugerties Little League mourns the loss of Gladys Hutton. Gladys was the league’s longest running President, a stretch that lasted from 1982 through 2007, but her tenure as the face of the league was part of 34 years of service to our league.
Gladys was the driving force behind establishing the girls softball program in the early 1970s and coached the 1976 team that reached the state final. She later moved on to becoming a league board member, its first information officer, and then our President. She bore witness to 30 different District Championships at all levels of the league including 6 consecutive 11/12 softball titles from 1995-1999 and 4 straight from 1976-1979.
In 2008, the league dedicated field #4 in her honor. When she was approached about the idea of the dedication, she stated “I built that field”. She built more than a field. She built a community and a way of life for so many who love this game and have come through this league. It’s difficult to put 34 years of service in a nutshell – but one thing is very clear – Gladys has done so many things for a child and a parent that none of us will ever know about and could never have imagined. She has touched so many lives through her efforts that there is no way to thank her for all she has done. As one of Gladys’ friends once said to her, “I never offered to help because I never thought you needed any – everything ran so smoothly.” It’s a statement that says it all. The results of her hard work and tireless dedication made it seem like help wasn’t necessary. The truth is, without that hard work and tireless dedication, the Saugerties Little League would not have achieved this level of consistent excellence without her.
Saugerties has always been a Baseball Town dating back to the roots of Martin Cantine. Gladys made it a Softball town too. Her chair will always remain behind home plate on the field that bears her name. May you rest in peace Gladys.
For the 2018 Season
The document SLL-Sponsor-Letter-2018.doc.pdf was attached to this post.
Hi! All softball girls who registered for the clinics at DYS …
Ages 5-9 will be reporting from 4-5:30 . Ages 10-12 will come from 5:30-7.
The entrance to the facility is around the back of the building. If you did not complete the online waiver please do so before Sunday.
The owner said the waiver is easier to complete on a computer rather than a smart phone.
The Clinics begin this Sunday and run for 5 consecutive Sundays … Feb 18 – March 18.
The 5 training sessions for girls softball at DYO have been reescheduled for 2/18/18-3/18/18. Final details are being worked out. The cost is $50 for 5 training sessions to work on basic skills including pitching and catching .
There is still availability. All girls little league age 5-12 welcome ( this means born in 2012 or earlier) Contact Ginger Vail via Facebook messenger or at email@example.com to participate.