Little League Tryouts Saturday, Draft Set For Feb. 28

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Little League players, coaches and officials are anxiously gearing up the spring campaign.

Next on the agenda is the annual tryouts for players who were not on a team last year or are moving up to the major division. Those will be held tomorrow (Saturday) on the Rumsey I ballfield. Players 11- to 12-years old should report to the diamond at 9 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., tryouts for 10-year-old players will be conducted. The day wraps up at 1 p.m. with tryouts for 9-year-olds.

Youngsters should attend the sessions with gloves, bats and other baseball equipment.

During the tryouts, coaches will evaluate each athlete's throwing, catching, hitting and base-running abilities.

At 6 p.m. Saturday evening, major league coaches will hold a draft to select players for their teams.

Feb. 28, the minor league coaches will draft their players.

According to Little League official Michelle Halenar, there will be five teams in the minor league and seven in the majors.

The senior league, for athletes 13 to 15, will feature four teams. The farm league, for players 7 and 8, will sport seven squads.

Call Halenar at 474-6635 for more information.

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