Santa Monica Little League Opening Day This Saturday, March 2

Friday, 1 Mar 2013, 6:00:00 AM

Mirror Staff

The Rosti 1st Annual SMLL Home Run Derby Trophy.
Courtesy Photo
The Rosti 1st Annual SMLL Home Run Derby Trophy.

The Santa Monica Little League will host its opening day

this Saturday, March 2 at Memorial Park at Olympic and 14th Street.

Here is the schedule of

events for the day:

• 9-10 am: Home Run Derby on Majors Field

sponsored by Rosti Tuscan Kitchen. The derby will be announced by Eugene Jones

and Punch Hyde White. 

• 9-10 am: Clinics for pitching, hitting,

fielding, and catching on Minors Field.

• 9-11 am: Tee ball, machine pitch, plus

rookies uniform distribution adjacent to batting cages. 

• 9 am to noon: Equipment exchange conducted

adjacent to snack bar.

• 10-10:20

am: Majors Field Honor sponsors and last years TOC Yankees, TOC Giants, and

Seniors District Champions.

• 10:20-10:25 am: Jerry Royster to speak,

welcome all to opening day.

• 10:25-10:40 am: Majors teams to warm up.

• 10:40 am: Introduction of SMLL Board


• 10:45 am: Little League Pledge.

• 10:45 am: National Anthem performed by Jaq


• 10:50 am: Mayor of Santa Monica Pam O’Conner

throwing out first pitch.

• 11 am: First Majors game.

This year will also mark the first annual Home Run Derby,

sponsored by Rosti Tuscan Kitchen, which is located at 931 Montana Avenue,

Santa Monica.

There will be two rounds of batting by two members of the

six major baseball teams. The finalist will compete in the second round to

crown a winner.

The winner will be presented a trophy by Rosti Tuscan

Kitchen with free pizza for a year at the restaurant.

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