Registration beginsfor Shelby CountyFastpitch leagues


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Staff report

Registration has begun for the annual Girls Shelby County Fall Fastpitch Softball League.

There are two leagues, one for girls in grades 7 to 12 and another for girls in grades 3-thru-6.

Both leagues will hold their games at Custenborder Field in Sidney, and not at the Flanagan Softball Complex.

Grades 7-12

The 7-12 league will have games on Sunday afternoons beginning on Sept. 11.

The cost is $50 per player and the league will consist of four weeks of doubleheaders each day. Games will not start before 12:30 and all games should be over by 4:45.

Exact times will be based on the number of teams participating in the league.

All registrations must be received by Sept. 3, and players may sign up as individuals, small groups or teams. Teams should be aware of Ohio High School Athletic Association regulations).

The cost for a team to sign up is $450 (12 players maximum), or $400 if not ordering shirts.

Teams will be divided up as competitively as possible.

Parents are encouraged to volunteer to coach, and if they do and are chosen by the league directors, a refund of $20 will be given from their daughter’s registration fee.

Checks should be made payable to Shelby County Fastpitch League.

For registration forms or questions, contact Brent New at 937-726-3563 or (email) bnew1@woh.rr.com, or Wade New at 937-726-2248 or wade.new@sidneycityschools.org.

Grades 3-6

The league for the younger players will feature doubleheaders on Monday nights starting Sept. 12 and continue through Oct. 3, with Oct. 10 a rain makeup date. Game times will be at 5:15, 6:30 and possibly later depending on the number of teams. All games will be played on fields 6 and 7 at Custenborder.

The cost is $40 per player and girls can sign up as individuals, small groups or teams. Individuals and small groups will be placed on teams.

A pitching machine will be used and set at approximately 38 to 42 miles per hour.

The registration form and fee is due by Sept. 6.

Parents are encouraged to volunteer to coach, and if they do and are chosen by the league directors, a refund of $10 will be given from their daughter’s registration fee.

For registration forms or questions, contact Brent New at 937-726-3563 or at bnew1@woh.rr.com, or Wade New at 937-726-2248 or wade.new@sidneycityschools.org.

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