Little League gears up for fall ball

HARRINGTON — Kids who live for ball season can rest easy again this year knowing they don’t have to wait until the spring for baseball and softball registration to begin thanks to fall ball.

Matt Beradicelli of the Harrington Little League said he is excited to see interested youth signing up for fall ball through the league.

“It really helps keep them ready for the season. Our spring all- stars had an extremely successful first season last year. We did very well as a small league. We want to continue that,” he said.

Fall ball registration is $55 per player.

“We will play until it’s too cold out to play,” Mr. Beradicelli added. “And the great thing is that we have lighted fields. So come November when it starts getting dark earlier and earlier, we can keep on playing.”

He said unlike the regular season, fall ball teams within the Harrington league will play amongst themselves while they wait for other leagues to develop their own teams.

The Harrington Little League is currently scheduling games with Maryland teams in Denton and North Caroline in the meantime with more to come in the future.

To help ball players in the league succeed throughout the year, several fundraisers have been planned to benefit the program.

Community yard sale

Mr. Beradicelli said a planned community yard sale, “is a can’t miss opportunity for you to clean out your garages and sheds.”

Saturday, Sept. 3 is that opportunity, he added.

The Harrington Little League has a community-wide yard sale planned complete with concessions, music and a moon bounce.

Yard sale spots are $20 each with full highway visibility at 16268 S. Du-Pont Highway. Vendors are also invited at $35 per spot.

Adult softball tournament

Following the community yard sale, an inaugural adult softball tournament will take place Sunday, Sept. 4 at the little league ballpark.

Each team in the co- ed event are guaranteed to play two games. All games will be one hour long except for the championship game which will include seven innings.

Teams must consist of at least four female players. All players must be 13 years of age or older. Pitchers and catchers must be 18 years of age or older.

The cost per team to enter the tournament is $200 each. Trophies will be given to first and second place teams, according to Mr. Beradicelli.

Participating businesses and organizations, he added, can set up a table during the event to advertise.

The fundraising event will also feature an open snack bar, a moon bounce, cake booth, raffles, 50/50 and more.

For questions or to register a team, call or text Jenna Finney at 302-922-2281.

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