JBLN starts 2012 girls softball division
For three straight years, the Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) had its eyes set on starting a girls/ladies softball division. What makes this year different is the fact that they have the help and support needed to finally get it off the ground. This year makes 24 seasons the JBLN has been active in providing youth baseball to young boys and girls.
Over the past six months, a lot of time and effort has been put into getting ladies to practice and register. These young ladies range from 12-20 and come from both the public and private schools. Thanks to the hard work of Stephen ‘Bishop’ Beneby and his wife Sherry, these young ladies have been getting the practice and training needed to start playing softball on Saturday, January 14, 2012.
During the last three to four months, a total of 60 girls have registered as part of the new JBLN Girls Softball Division. Young ladies came out on registration days that were held at the JBLN Field of Dreams Complex, in Yamacraw, and turned in their forms.
The young ladies who have registered have been divided into five teams of 12 girls. JBLN would like to thank the following companies for stepping forward and sponsoring these girls teams: The Sports Center, Nassau Agencies Limited (Seven Seas), Bahamas Waste, and Island Wholesale. Thanks to these, the girls will have uniforms sponsored. The young ladies will be sporting long grey pants, jerseys with sponsor’s name on the back, belts, socks and caps.
Games will begin for JBLN ladies softball on Saturday, January 14 (Opening Day) and end on May 12. They will play a total of 15 games that will be played Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the softball field at the JBLN Field of Dreams Complex.
JBLN has high hopes for its new ladies softball division and wishes them all the best in their inaugural year. Team names are the Sports Center Players, Seven Seas Oilers, Bahamas Waste Queens, Island Wholesale Distributors, and Snapple Snappers. The public is asked to stay current with the JBLN as the season begins in January 2012, for updates and pictures at www.jblnbaseball.com and on Facebook under the search word ‘JBLN’.
JBLN has a total of 32 baseball teams and five girls softball teams scheduled to play this season.
In baseball, there are six Tee Ball teams, five Coach Pitch teams, six Minor League teams, six Major League teams, five Junior League teams and four Senior League teams.
The Tee Ball Division will play regular season games at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays; the Coach Pitch Division will play games at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays; the Minor League Division will play games at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, with the Minor and Major League alternating from week to week; the Major League Division will play games at 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays, with the Minor and Major League alternating from week to week (3:00 p.m. after March 11 Daylight Savings Time); the Junior League Division will play games at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays; the Senior League Division will play games at 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays (3:00 p.m. after March 11 Daylight Savings Time), and the Girls Softball Division will have its games at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.