3.14.2019 Hot Stove Report

UpdatedThursday March 14, 2019 bySLL.

As the snow begins to melt, the league has been busy gearing up for the 2019 Smithfield Little League season. A few updates as we prepare for the 68th season of Little League Baseball in Smithfield.

The last Winter Clinic prior to the 2019 season is tonight, Thursday, March 14, at All About Sports in North Smithfield. Shake off that winter rust and get ready to Play Ball! 10 and under go from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 11 and up from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The clinics are provided free of charge by the league.

The Majors draft was held last night, Wednesday, March 13 at LaPerche. Once players have been assigned to a team in the system, families of those players who were drafted will receive an email. (Expect a message from the manager later tonight or tomorrow, Friday.) Indoor practices for Majors will begin next Thursday at All About Sports.

The AAA draft is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20 and AA and A, Wednesday, March 27.

A number of Board members are busy planning another fun Opening Day scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at the Whipple Field complex. (Know that some divisions may start playing prior to the official Opening Day.) You need not be a Board member to help plan for Opening Day - we could use the extra help! Send an email to smithfieldlittleleaguepr@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer.

A group of individuals works year-round to provide a memorable baseball experience for Smithfield kids. If you have an idea to improve Little League Baseball in Smithfield, let us know! Send a message to smithfieldlittleleaguepr@gmail.com and your ideas will be shared with the Board.