Low Island Mixed Slo-Pitch League off to a great first season

Hit-R-Done (in plaid) and the Inglorious Batters pose for team pic prior to their first game last Wednesday.

LITTLE CURRENT—A group of Little Current residents have launched a slo-pitch league at Low Island Park, encouraging people to get out, get active and have fun.

Low Island Mixed Slo-Pitch League committee member John Kift explained that the idea for the new league was born out of the pick-up slo-pitch games that have been taking place for several years at Low Island Park on Wednesdays.

“A group of us were talking about Wednesday baseball one night at curling this winter and how much fun it would be to start a league,” Mr. Kift told The Expositor.

The group that was discussing the idea came together to form an official league committee.

“Kristin Bickell has strong community ties and was able to get together enough players for two teams pretty quickly, Jeremy Rody did a lot of administration work and organized the schedule and Steve Arthurs chalked the lines and got the diamond set up,” said Mr. Kift.

The league includes four teams this year: the Inglorious Batters, Swing Bridge Cripplers, Mindemoya Blues and Hit-R-Done.

Registration fees paid by each player ensure that the league is insured and also supplied with equipment.

“We have two beautiful diamonds and a great group of players that are excited for some good ball,” added Mr. Kift. “My hope is that this league continues to grow and we have even more teams next year.”

The Low Island Mixed Slo-Pitch League had its first set of games on May 25 with a league kickoff party to mark the occasion sponsored by the Anchor Inn Hotel and the Manitoulin Brewing Company.

The league runs every Wednesday night, with games starting at 7 pm, until July 27.