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Saturday, Dec 15 2012 01:50 PM

Little League announces new division

The Tehachapi Little League Board of Directors announced that they will be offering a new farm division in girls softball for 7 and 8 year olds as well as 9 year olds who may not be ready for the minor division. This division will utilize a pitching machine for this age group bringing it in line with the already established Lower minor baseball division for 7, 8 and 9 year old boys. In the past, 7 and 8 year old girls were playing with 9, 10 and 11 year olds in the minor softball division where live pitching by the players occurred. For new girls joining the league at age 7 after playing T- Ball from age 4-6, this minor softball division with girls as old as 11 could be intimidating and scary for a young new player who was not used to that level of play.

Registrations for the 2013 season are already being accepted on-line at www.eteamz.com/tehachapill and in-person sign-ups will begin on January 5. Team managers and umpires are always needed for all levels of softball and baseball and applications are available on line. Prior coaching experience is helpful but not necessary and Tehachapi Little League will be holding coaches clinics for new managers and coaches prior to the start of the season to assist them.

Opening day for the 2013 season is Saturday March 16 at West Park.

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