Phillip Dozier, the president of the Harlan Little League, said over 300 players will be taking part in the league this year with four divisions and 22 teams. Softball, for girls ages 9-12, returns this year with 60 girls participating on five teams.
“I’m tickled to death getting the softball program back,” Dozier said. “All six of our Little League teams will be very competitive, and we have a good group in the Minor League.
“We’re going to focus on teaching in the Rookie League. We want them to be ready for the Minor League program, and when they are 9 and go into the Little League program, they are capable of actually going out there and playing.”
Dozier says the league panorama will probably be held on April 26, beginning at 10 a.m. Each team will in the league will participate in one-inning scrimmages.
Regular season games begin Monday.
Team rosters include:
Little League (boys 9-12)
• Western Sizzlin •
Boone Allison, Jeremy Bailey, John Bell, Cody Brewer, Austen Browning, Corey Burns, Zachery Caldwell, Nicholas Cornett, Peyton Estes, Nicholas Hoskins, Daniel Miracle, Leighton Piper, Treyce Spurlock and Dakota Torstrick.
• VFW •
Rhett Alred, Dylan Brewer, Cameron Carmical, Brandon Creech, Devin Curry, Spencer Dixon, Nathan Donahue, Jarrett Ford, Isaiah Johnson, Travis Laws, Trent McKenzie, Robbie Roselieb and Paul Stapleton.
• Jewelcraft •
Joshua Arthur, Okey Boggs, Jeff Causey, Cody Collett, Austin Fee, Peyton Fields, Jacob Manley, Corey Ross, Bryant Smith, Billy Taulbee, Marshall Ward, Sherman Ward and Tristen Wynn.
• Home Federal •
Seth Blackburn, Donavan Hensley, Ryan Howard, Evan Jack Lewis, Sammy Moore, Andrew Saylor, Danny Simpson, Jared Sizemore, Jordan Turbyfill, David Turner, Tye Patrick, Holden Williams, Fred Massey and Austin Wilson.
• Carpetmart •
Ben Abraham, Noah Busroe, Ryan Clark, Glenn Dixon, Jacob Hensley, Randall Meade, Drew Nolan, Drew Parks, Tanner Parks, Joshua Perkins, Jay Phillips, Matthew Roddy, Aaron Simpson and Patrick Smallwood.
• Fuelco •
Cale Brock, Bryce Browning, Gage Burkhart, Jacob Clark, Zachary Doss, Mark Duff, Hunter Lewis, Austin Miller, Tyler Miller, Drew Middleton, Cameron Mills, Kevin Nipper, Zachery Teshon, Trevor Weedman and Colby Wilson.
Minor League (boys and girls 7-8)
• United Steel Workers •
Ryan Sergent, Blake Blevins, Bobby Bolton, Dalton Shepherd, Jonathon Bailey, Caleb Creech, Jordan Steele, Kyle Middleton, Nathan Williams, Hunter Smallwood, Jeffery Boggs and Hunter Owens.
• Marathon •
Garry Henson, Will McCarthy, Brady Brock, Benjamin Lewis, Baylee Turner, Jacob Wilson, Austin Adams, Trenton Thomas, Jacob Branson, Eli Lewis, Tate Bryson, Noah Canady, Alyssa Adams and Chase Carmical.
• Kentucky Mine •
Caleb Baker, A.J. Teagle, Kieran Chadwick, Alex Gray, B. Trent Blevins, Seth Goodin, Timmy Bryant, Kyle Allison, Andrew Barrett, Mason Miller, Taylor Spurlock, Jacob Hensley, Colby Cochran, Cameron Cornett and Jared Hawkins.
• Don’s Super Saver•
Caleb Skidmore, Caleb Long, Andrew Baker, Devin Perkins, James Gray, Freddie Gray, Begley Garrett, Drew Parker, Andrew Burnette, Jacob Irvin, Troy Williams and Jared Creech.
The Bank of Harlan
Franklin Davis, Brandon Day, Christian Halburnt, Hunter McCauley, Brendan Miller, Jonathan Mowery, Jacob McCurry, Jordan Foster, Eric Fitzgerald, Logan Taylor, Logan Murray, Michael Robinson, Benjamin Lewis and Tyler Carmical.
Little League softball (girls 9-12)
• Pizza Hut •
Leanna Asher, Kathryn Bailey, Emma Bianchi, Hannah Clem, Kaitlyn Ellison, Madelynn Henson, Kori Johnson, Brooklyn Massingale, Andi Saragas, Gabrielle Snyder and Breann Turner.
• American Legion •
Lindsey Bennett, Lindsay Branson, Shylar Gross, Debra Bowman, Melinda Irvin, Toni Irvin, Kaelyn Johnson, Kaitlyn Saylor, Catherine Laws, Chelsea Niday, Lindsey Perkins, Sara Smith and Melissa Stewart.
• Harlan Welding •
Madison Brewer, Jordan Brock, McKenzie Bryant, Amber Fee, Tori Hill, Hannah Jordan, Kaitlyn King, MacKenzie King, Ashley Overbay, Ashley Ray-Duff, Ashleigh Stacey, Kaitlyn Stittums and Callie Wilson.
• McDonald’s •
Rhiliegh Alred, Elizabeth Ball, Payton Bennett, Kayce Bennett, Hannah Beasor, Emily Beasor, Rachel Carmical, Kaylea Gross, Kierstyn Gross, Anna Karst, Alyssa Mills, Madison Owens and Brendle Ward.
• Double Kwik •
Trisha Clem, Katie Daniels, Kaitlin Evans, Leah Evans, Kaitlyn Hoff, Madison Noe, Abby Middleton, Summer Phillips, Hannah Vaughn and Lori Williams.