City softball camp successful, league registration still open

Published 8:10 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016

If the city’s softball camp held Saturday was any indication, this year’s city softball league will be gearing up for another successful season.

The Selma Parks and Recreation Department and All in Sports Outreach held a softball camp Saturday at the Complex, and 65 girls ages 7 to 12 showed up to the camp, which doubled the amount of the last softball camp the city had.

City of Selma baseball and softball director Jamie Tellier said the softball players came to the camp with great attitudes and ready to put in the work.

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“We didn’t have any girls that didn’t give us everything they had. They listened. They hustled. It was a great camp,” Tellier said.

Tellier said he is hopeful the strong turnout for the softball camp is a sign of good things to come for the season.

Registration for youth softball is open for the remainder of the week at the Selma Recreation Department office and will close Friday at 4:30 p.m. Youth baseball registration has closed, but parents can still come by to register their child to be on the waiting list.

Tellier said he is still looking for youth baseball coaches for the 5 and 6-year-old league and the 9 and 10-year-old league.

Players will be drafted to baseball teams this week and softball players will be drafted to their teams the following week.

The baseball and softball leagues have their first games the first weekend in April. Tellier said he is looking forward to the season getting underway.

“I’m excited about it. I know the kids are and the coaches are too,” Tellier said.

“Everybody’s chomping at the bit to get the season started and playing games.”

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