2009-08-06 / News

RI Lightning fastpitch softball to hold try-outs

The Rhode Island Lightning fastpitch softball organization is looking for new, dedicated players that want to take their game to the next level. Try-outs for all age groups (12U, 14U, 16U and 18U) will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Mount Pleasant Little League complex (next to Mount Pleasant High School) in Providence.

All girls with birthdates from 1991-1999 are eligible to try out.

New players to the R.I. Lightning are strongly encouraged to attend try-outs on both days. Players who are selected for a team will be required to attend indoor winter practices. Teams will also participate in fall ball leagues or tournaments this year.

Registration for 12U and14U pitchers and catchers begins at 8:30 a.m., with try-outs at 9 a.m. each day. Standard position registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with try-outs at 10 a.m. each day.

Registration for 16U and18U pitchers and catchers begins at noon, with try-outs at 12:30 p.m. each day. Standard position registration for 16U and18U begins at 1 p.m., with try-outs at 1:30 p.m. each day.

All aspects of the game (hitting, fielding, throwing and running) will be evaluated. There is no fee to try out.

For more information or to pre-register for try-outs, visit www. rilightning.com.

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