Petersburg's first year little league fastpitch softball program is coming to Juneau with Majors (ages 10-12) and Juniors (ages 13-14) softball teams the week of June 14-17.
The Petersburg girls will play their first ever Little League fastpitch softball games against teams from Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League. GCLL is where the state champion Crimson Bears learned their fastpitch fundamentals and first competed for statewide recognition. These special exhibition games will be played at Melvin Park 2 on Monday June 14 through Thursday June 17.
Petersburg's teams plan on attending the JDHS/Midnight Suns softball clinics at Dimond Park Fieldhouse during the day and playing the special exhibition games against Juneau's GCLL teams in the evening.
Petersburg's inaugural program does not expect to be competitive with the Juneau girls yet, however if there is a future for girl's softball in Petersburg, GCLL, JDHS and the Midnight Suns want to help them get off the ground with a first-class experience.
Due to a small number of girls in their initial season, these are the only games that the Petersburg program has scheduled so far this year and GCLL wants to give the guests a taste of what it's like to play some high caliber Juneau softball.
Having the JDHS/Midnight Suns camp at the same time will also provide their first-year program will a skill-building opportunity as well as some experienced coaching while they visit Juneau. GCLL is hoping to return the favor by traveling later in the summer to play some games at Petersburg.
Monday June 14
PETERSBURG MAJORS vs LYNDEN TRANSPORT REIGN 6:00 Melvin Park 2
PETERSBURG JUNIORS vs SECON HEAT 8:00 Melvin Park 2
Tuesday June 15
PETERSBURG MAJORS vs ALCAN ELECTRIC BLITZ 6:00 Melvin Park 2
PETERSBURG JUNIORS vs FIRST NATIONAL BANK FURY 8:00 Melvin Park 2
Wednesday June 16
PETERSBURG MAJORS vs SUPERBEAR RIPTIDE 6:00 Melvin Park 2
Thursday June 17
PETERSBURG MAJORS vs HARRI PLUMBING CRUSH 6:00 Melvin Park 2
PETERSBURG JUNIORS vs SECON HEAT/FNBA FURY 8:00 Melvin Park 2