Little League's littlest finish season

The littlest Winslow Little Leaguers ended their seasons on Tuesday when the teeball teams played their last games. The youngest boys and girls (five and six year olds) involved in the Little League program began play on April 18.

The Winslow Little League had eight teeball teams which played 12 games each. An estimated 80 to 90 boys and girls were introduced to the games of baseball and softball by participating in the teeball league. Scores are not kept in tee ball where the emphasis is on learning the basics of the game and having fun. Teeball teams included the Mariners, Athletics, Tigers, Blue Jays, Reds, Rangers, Angels and Diamondbacks.

Boys in the Winslow Little League program graduate from the teeball league to the Minor Boys' League. There are 10 teams in the Minor Boys' League which will complete its season on June 24. An estimated 110 to 120 seven to nine year old boys take part in this league. Teams in this league include the Rangers, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Athletics, Marlins, Red Sox, Braves, Mets, Angels and Dodgers.

Girls in the Winslow Little League program go from teeball to the Minor Girls' League. There are four teams in the Minor Girls' League which ends its season on June 17. Teams in this league include the Wildcats, Bruins, Sun Devils and Hurricanes with 50 to 60 seven to nine year old girls participating.

The Major Boys' League portion of the Winslow Little League program has eight teams and will complete its regular season on June 17. Teams in the Major Boys' League include the Royals, Mets, Braves, Diamondbacks, Giants, Athletics, Dodgers and Yankees. Some 80 to 90 boys from 10 to 12 years old participate in this part of the Little League program.

The Major Girls' League has six teams and will complete its season on June 16. Teams in this league include the Sun Devils, Bruins, Wildcats, Golden Bears, Sooners and Hurricanes. Some 60 to 70 girls from 10 to 12 years old participate.

There are six Senior Boys' League teams in the Winslow Little League program. Teams in this league include the Yankees, Diamondbacks, Tigers, Angels, White Sox and Padres. Some 60 to 70 boys from 13 to 15 years old participate in this league which will complete play on June 24.

There are seven Senior Girls' League teams in the Winslow Little League program which will complete play on June 24. Some 70 to 80 girls from 13 to 16 years old participate in this league. Teams include the Golden Bears, Bruins, Wildcats, Sooners, Sun Devils, Huskies and Hurricanes.

Most of the Winslow Little League age groups will select an All Star Team to represent Winslow in various tournaments. The Winslow Little League All Star teams have enjoyed success in the past including several state championships.

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