Baseball is a great program for kids that are new to baseball, or those who have played for several seasons. This is a great program for all kids, especially those coming out of T-Ball, who are interested in playing optimist baseball in the spring.
While playing baseball, players will get lots of physical activity, while learning the fundamentals of baseball. Preregistration is required. Team photos are done by Dana Kirk.
Sandhills Optimist Baseball
(Ages 7-12 as of April 30, 2014)
- Registration deadline February 15
6-7 Year Olds
Games and practices on Monday nights, Wednesday nights, and Saturday. Practices and games will not be more than twice a week.
- Adult coaches will pitch, no machines
- Location: Memorial "C" and Optimist Ball Fields
- Registration Ages 6-7
Coed 5 Year Olds
Games and practices on Monday, Wednesday and some Saturdays.
- Location: Campbell House Ball Fields
- Registration deadline: March 13
- Registration Age 5 only
- NO T-Ball 4/14- Practices will start back on Wed 4/16.
Slow Pitch Softball
(Ages 8-12 as of April 30, 2014)
Starting in mid April through late June, games and practices will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Major League Baseball
Pitch, Hit & Run
(ages 7-14 as of July 17, 2014)
The Southern Pines Recreation Department, Pinehurst Recreation Department, Aberdeen Recreation Department, and the Sandhills Optimist Club are co-sponsoring the 2014 local Major League Pitch, Hit and Run competition in early May. Winners will qualify to compete at the regional, state and possibly national level in Atlanta at the Braves stadium.
Date: Saturday, May 10th
Location & time: Memorial Park Field "C" - begins at 10:00 am.
Registration deadline: May 2nd.
A copy of your child's birth certificate required on the day of competition. NO metal spikes are allowed during any portion of the competition.
All Star Baseball Camp
Co-Sponsored by the Southern Pines Recreation & Parks Department & Pinehurst Parks & Recreation Department.
Jeff Hewett, Head Baseball Coach for Pinecrest High School and former ECU pitcher, will lead this instructional camp for youth ages 5-12. Focus will be on basic skills and techniques of baseball and will be held at the Pinecrest High School baseball field.
Each camper will receive a T-shirt.
Registrations are available her online, in the Southern Pines Recreation & Parks office at 482 E. Connecticut or at Pinecrest High School.
Date: June 2nd - 5th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fee: $65 - (checks made payable and sent with form to Jeff Hewett, 6877 Beulah Hill Church Road, West End, NC 27376.
(Ages 6-8 & 9-10 as of August 1, 2014)
Player Clinic - August 23rd at 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Memorial Park Field A.
- Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 14th
- Practices and games on Monday & Thursday Nights & Saturday Afternoons at Memorial A & B Fields
- League is from September through October