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February 18, 2012

Local sports briefs

Baseball

A Viking Baseball Clinic for students in grades 4 to 8 will be held at Triton Regional High Feb. 21 to 24. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day and will focus on all of the fundamentals. The fee is $100. The clinic staff includes Triton varsity coach Rich Dube and Triton assistant Ryan McCarthy. For more information, contact Dube at 978-462-5856 or rddoob@comcast.net.

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The ninth annual Preseason Sachem Baseball School will be held at Pentucket Regional High from March 12 to March 16. One session runs 4 to 5:30 p.m. all week for all players in grades 2 through 9. The clinic will emphasize the proper skill development in pitching, catching and hitting. The camp also features indoor mounds and one indoor batting cage. For more information, call head coach Tom L'Italien at 978-265-6128 or email at TLCAMPS@comcast.net.

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The Essex Baseball Association will have a three-team league based out of Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury. League games will be played by 1861 rules and take place on Sundays. The league will feature new clubs such as the Lowell Baseball Club, Newburyport Clamdiggers and Lynn Live Oaks. Players, umpires and score keepers are needed. Anyone interested can attend an informational meeting March 3 at noon at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. For more information, contact Brian Sheehy at historyball@yahoo.com or check out www.essexbaseball.wordpress.com.

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Bases Loaded Baseball and Softball Batting Cages in Salisbury will have a Feb. vacation clinic for ages 6 to 12 from Feb. 20 to 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $150 for nonmembers or $125 for members. Visit basesloadedsalisbury.com or call 978-499-0063 for more information.

Little League

Amesbury Little League Baseball has opened sign-ups for the 2012 season. Kids ages 5 to 12 from Amesbury and South Hampton can register online at www.amesburylittleleague.org/registration. The player's birthday must be between May 1, 1999, and May 1, 2007. Currently, early registration is $85 per player with a family maximum of $170 per family. Registrations after March 1 will be considered late and registration costs will be $100 per player, with a family maximum of $200. No registrations after March 18 will be accepted. Those interested in coaching should email registration@amesburylittleleague.org, and fill out the required application and CORI forms. For further information, call Pete Arsenault at 781-223-4987.

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