Little League prepares to kick off
After having one of the most successful seasons in the history of Little League in Wrangell, league president Brennon Eagle says he’s looking ahead to a greater season in 2013.
Eagle, who is sitting as the president of Wrangell’s organization, said he is looking for parents and others who are interested in being a part of the season.
“Our last season was so successful and we’re looking to build on that,” Eagle said. “We’re looking at games starting tentatively by the end of April. We had 115 kids in Little League last year, which is the most we’ve ever had and we want to see that continue and have people come out to work with the board or during the games.”
Last season Wrangell fielded a pair of senior league teams, two major league teams, four teams in the minor’s bracket, and three T-ball teams. Games usually ran five nights a week and, according to Eagle, many nights were double headers.
“Last year was also the first time we took two major league teams and a senior league squad to Petersburg for inter-league play and we’re hoping that Petersburg will be coming to Wrangell this year,” he said.
He said he wants to see that level of support and dedication continue.
“We’re looking for people now who will help us run the organization,” he added. “We need a board of directors and then all the other workers it takes to run the program.”
Those positions range from umpires, coaches and concession workers, to equipment managers and scorekeepers, among others.
Eagle will be holding the group’s first board meeting on Feb. 18 at the Public Safety Building starting at 6:30 p.m.
“I’d like to encourage anyone who is interested to come to our meeting and get involved,” he said. “There will also be signups in the middle of March and teams are usually selected by the end of that month. Practices are set to start in the beginning of April.”
For more information, call Eagle at 874-2162.