South Brooklyn Baseball League Seeks Girls for Spring Season

By Nikhita Venugopal on February 13, 2013 11:41am 

CARROLL GARDENS — Girls, let’s play ball.

The South Brooklyn Baseball League is starting a spring league for their girls’ fast-pitch softball team, giving them a chance to play the sport competitively.

About three years ago, SBBL began a fall session for the girls, but now its director Steven Pisano is looking to expand to the spring. They will be running under 10, under 12, and under 14 divisions and will play by full softball rules at all ages.

This will give the girls a chance to play high school softball and even compete in local, district, state and national level tournaments, said Pisano.

SBBL, affiliated with Cal Ripken Jr., and Protect Our Nation's Youths (PONY), is “trying to open up opportunities for girls,” said Pisano, who added that the team will play at DiMattina Field located on the corner of Hicks and Rapelye Streets,

The league is looking for teams and players from all five boroughs, Long Island and Westchester, not just Brooklyn, said Pisano.

The season will begin April and continue till June 2013. They have not yet fixed on a fee, but it should be similar to their fall rates of $400 per team or about $25 per player, said Pisano.

Kids can play join a primary or secondary league, depending on whether they already play in a local league. One game per week per can qualify players for post-season tournaments.

For more information, visit www.sbblcardinals.com.

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