Little League eyeing first pitch

Fayetteville Little League is looking forward to a great season ahead, asking for nominations for someone to throw the first pitch.

“It is our first year to introduce 50/70 for ages 11, 12 and 13,” Ashley Sand, president of Fayetteville Little League, said of the new season. “They will be able to use big barrel hats up to 2 5/8-inch Little League approved.

“You can steal bases, and we are excited to bring 13-year-olds into the game. We are having nine- and 10-year-olds back in their own age division, and the older kids, 9-13, possibly not playing on Saturday to allow travel ball players to be able to play both.”

As a division, a five- and six-year-old age group will be added to All Stars, she said.

“We ask you to send us your nominations for someone to throw the first pitch,” Sand said.

Please mail nominations to Ashley Sand, c/o Fayetteville Recreation Center, 1203 Winchester Highway, Fayetteville, TN 37334

Please include the person’s name, your name and a phone number at which you can be reached.

Tryouts will be March 1st, with nine- and 10-year-olds at 9 a.m. with the draft immediately to follow.

Eleven, 12 and 13 will be at 1 p.m. with draft to follow.

“Opening day will be Aril 5, and we hope everyone will join us for a great season,” Sand added.

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 4:02 pm