Two years ago, the Scarsdale Little League summer program ran just one team for children twelve-years-old and under. Since then, the summer league has been greatly expanded and improved, as part of a large renovation of the entire Scarsdale Little League program. The Scarsdale Little League now offers four teams for eight, nine, ten and twelve-year-olds and two travel teams during the summer season.
This summer, for the second year in a row, Scarsdale Little League sent two teams to the Little League International Tournament. In this tournament, the two Scarsdale teams, one for nine and ten-year-olds, the other for eleven and twelve-year-olds, played other Westchester teams in their age groups. The team which won the tournament advanced to the Little League World Series. Although they didn’t win the tournament, the eleven and twelve-year-old team did much better than last year, when it lost two games and won none. This year the team won three games and lost two, and beat competitive teams such as Harrison and White Plains.
However, the summer program isn’t all that’s being changed. The spring league has gone through some major changes as well. The Atlantic/Pacific League has been moved from including 4th and 5th graders to including 5th and 6th graders. New spring travel teams have been created as well. In addition, the Scarsdale Little League has a new website and for the first year, local businesses have begun to sponsor the Little League. To learn more, visit, http://www.scarsdalelittleleague.com/