Gastineau Channel Little League set for opening day

League kicks off 53rd season Saturday

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2005

The Gastineau Channel Little LEague opens up its 53rd season Saturday at 10 a.m. at Adair-Kennedy Ball Park.

There are 754 children ages 5-to-16 participating this year, constituting 57 different teams.

This season will be dedicated to the memory of Stan Miller. Stan and his wife Joanne moved to Juneau in 1964 and were both heavily involved in Little League. Stan coached, served on the local board and as district administrator.

Joann served as a volunteer and board member.

The couple helped lead the drive to build fields at Glacier Valley School, which were named for them in 1995.

Stan Miller's granddaughter, Heather Karpstein, will throw the first fast pitch and will be caught by Nick Andrews. The first pitch for softball will be thrown by Brittany Fenumiai and caught by Lii Levale.

Jennifer Nelson and Annie Hegar will sing the national anthem.

Look below for this week's complete schedule of Little League contests. Also look for the debut of a Little League page next week, complete with pictures, standings and scores.

For the week of April 30 to May 5

Saturday, April 30

1 p.m.

Teams Field Division

Rangers vs. Giants MR1 Farm BB

Royals vs. Astros MR2 Minor BB

A's vs. Phillies MF1 Major BB

Braves vs. Mariners MF2 Major BB

Angels vs. Giants AK Junior BB

Diamondbacks vs. Twins MP1 Junior BB

Giants vs. Blue Jays MP3 Farm SB

Reds vs. Cardinals MP2 Major SB

3 p.m.

A's vs. Dodgers MR1 Farm BB

Orioles vs. Rockies MP3 SB

3:15 p.m.

Mariners vs. Marlins MP2 Major SB

3:30 Games

Braves vs. Marlins MR2 Minor BB

4 p.m.

Cardinals vs. Devil Rays MF2 Major BB

Diamondbacks vs. Reds MF1 Major BB

5 p.m.

Orioles vs. Cubs MR1 Farm BB

Padres vs. Phillies MP3 Minor SB

5:30 p.m.

Phillies vs. A's MP2 Junior SB

Angels vs. Devil Rays MR2 Minor BB

Monday, May 2

6 p.m.

Mariners vs. Cardinals MF1 Major BB

Devil Rays vs. D-backs MF2 Major BB

Angels vs. Mariners MP1 Senior BB

Marlins vs. Phillies MR2 Minor BB

6:30 p.m.

Orioles vs. Reds MP2 Major SB

7 p.m.

Mets vs. Red Sox AK Senior BB

Tuesday, May 3

6 p.m.

Giants vs. Diamondbacks AB1 Junior BB

Twins vs. Angels MP1

6:30 p.m.

Phillies vs. Orioles MP3 Minor SB

Phillies vs. Cubs MP2 Junior SB

Wednesday, May 4

6 p.m.

Mariners vs. Reds LP1 Major SB

Phillies vs. Braves MF1 Major BB

Reds vs. A's MF2 Major BB

Mariners vs. Mets MP1 Senior BB

Devil Rays vs. Royals MR2 Minor BB

7 p.m.

Red Sox vs. Angels AK Senior BB

Thursday, May 5

6 p.m.

Diamondbacks vs. Angels AV1 Junior BB

Angels vs. Braves MR2 Minor BB

6:30 p.m.

Rockies vs. Padres MP3 Minor SB

Giants vs. Twins MP1 Junior BB

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