March 22, 2018 Hot Stove Report

News and information about the upcoming season

UpdatedThursday March 22, 2018 bySLL.

Hello Smithfield Little League family! The action on the field hasn't started quite yet, but there's still plenty going on around the league. Our Majors and AAA divisions have drafted teams and will be holding practices soon (indoors of course!). Preparations are underway to improve the concession stand at Deerfield. And we'll be putting up batting cages as soon as the weather cooperates.

Here's a quick rundown of other important activities taking place over the next month:

  • March 27 - AA player draft. Parents will hear from the manager 1-2 days after the draft.
  • April 4 - League safety meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Laperche Elementary. This event was moved up from April 12 due to important new child protection laws. Anyone wishing to volunteer with our players this season must attend.
  • April 12 - Board of Directors meeting at American Legion
  • April 14 - Majors division begins regular-season play (depending on field conditions)
  • April 21 - AAA division begins regular-season play (depending on field conditions)
  • April 26 - General Membership meeting at American Legion
  • April 28 - Baseball/Softball Opening Day celebration at Whipple Field

We'll be in touch with additional details on some of these events. For now, we're just keeping you in the loop as the pace picks up. In the meantime, regularly visit and keep an eye on the league’s Facebook and Twitter channels. Is your kid getting excited yet? We are!

See you on the field soon (once the snow melts!).