Little League opening day highlighted with events |

Little League opening day highlighted with events

Douglas Etten

Every Major Leaguer remembers their first Little League baseball game.

Even if he or she never made it to the big leagues, it’s likely the Little League baseball experience played a small, or even very large part, in a baseball fans upbringing.

Tomorrow, the South Tahoe National Little League kicks-off their first season under incoming president Ross Molesworth.

Molesworth has been involved in the league for just over five years, and says that with the season comes the focus for the league to offer a great experience for players, parents and fans. Along with that they hope to play a role in preparing little ones for the next step in their competitive baseball futures.

“Our main focus is to get the kids ready for the next level,” Molesworth said. “We are really working hard as a team, treating the little league as a whole instead of looking at kids as individuals.”

Opening day festivities tomorrow are set to happen throughout the day, beginning with a local Kiwanis sponsored pancake breakfast that happens from 8-11 a.m. at the Tahoe Unified School District middle school fields. Those fields are located near the South Tahoe Boys & Girls Club.

The opening ceremonies on the fields will get underway at 10 a.m. with all the teams being present. After the ceremony, the single A teams will move their opening day to Kahle Park in Stateline where they’re games will happen.

The league offers tee ball, Single A, Double A, Triple A and Majors divisions. The Triple A and Majors teams have already started their seasons due to the amount of games they must play in order to be eligible for the All-Star tournament at the beginning of July. Games are set for every night this week except for Friday. All games are scheduled to start at 5:30 each evening.

At the conclusion of each season, the league will compile an all-star team at four separate levels. Some will enter play into tournaments at Carson City or Reno. Tourneys there allow teams the opportunity to compete for a spot in the Little League World Series held Pennsylvania.

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