, Newburyport, MA


February 20, 2012

Local sports briefs


The ninth annual Pre-Season Sachem Baseball School will be held at Pentucket Regional High during the week of 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 e-mail at

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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 (noon) Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. For more information contact Brian Sheehy at or check out

Wall of Fame

The Newburyport High School Wall Of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for the 2012 year. Those interested may send nominations to the Newburyport High, attention Pat McBride, before the June 1 deadline.

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 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 e-mail, and fill out the required application and CORI forms. For further information, call Pete Arsenault at 781-223-4987.

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