Little League games begin at Karen Hornaday

With the official kick off May 17 and after a week of practice, Little League season got into the swing of things this week at Karen Hornaday Park.

“We usually have 175 registered and we’re definitely over that this year,” said Kathy Beachy, president of Homer Little League. “I think we’re pushing 200.”

Why so many more this year? Because it’s fun, said Beachy.

The fun begins with T-ball for ages 4-6 — this year there are three Homer and one Anchor Point T-ball teams — and continues at different age levels all the way to baseball seniors for boys 13-16 and softball juniors for girls 13-15. 

There are currently 16 coaches, a number of assistants “and a lot of volunteer effort,” said Beachy. 

All Little League games are played at the Karen Hornaday Park fields. The game schedule is:

T-ball, boys and girls ages 4-6: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., lower back field;

Baseball Minor A, boys and girls ages 7-8, coach-pitch: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 5-7 p.m., lower front field;

Baseball Minor AA, boys ages 9-10: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m., lower front field;

Baseball Majors, boys ages 11-12: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., lower front field;

Baseball Seniors, boys ages 13-16: Tuesdays and Thursdays,5-7 p.m., upper back field;

Softball Majors, girls ages 9-12: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., upper front field;

Softball Juniors, girls ages 13-15: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., upper front field.

In addition, there may be Saturday interleague play in Homer, Soldotna or Kenai as announced. 

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