Sprague Little League: Welcome

Sprague Little League (SLL) is located in Salem, Oregon.  SLL is a member of Little League, Oregon District 7, which covers all leagues in the Mid-Willamette Valley. 

Field Maintenance & Future Board Members:  Looking ahead, we need new board members to replace board members who are moving on to other volunteer work or activities.  Much of the board is currently comprised of people with older kids in the league, or people with no kids in the league...it takes a lot of effort to make it all happen.  Please volunteer in any way you can. Contact Stephanie if you would like to hear more about your role on the board, and what positions we need help with (there are many---especially registration!)  Stephanie's email is kosk0025@yahoo.com  Thank you! 

Umpires:  Reminder, our umpires are all volunteers---their payment is a hotdog and a soda at the concession stand after the game. Little League does not pay umpires. Please respect the umpires!  Contact Brandon Borst if you would like to join our team of umpires and be enrolled in our umpire incentive program!   


The rainout line is 503-375-9264. However, the rainout line will be phased out this year, and we will use Facebook & Twitter to communicate rainouts with you. 

Like us on Facebook at Sprague Little League or follow the Twitter account @spragueLLBB 

Sprague Little League, 4742 Liberty Rd. S., Suite 166, Salem, OR  97302 


Tuesday, August 2
Fall Ball Registration is Open!

Greetings Sprague Little League family!

I hope that summer is treating you well so far. I am very excited to be organizing the upcoming 2016 Sprague Little League Fall Ball season.

For those of you who haven't experienced Fall Ball, it is quite different than the spring season. To start, it is a much smaller time commitment. Games are just once per week (typically Sundays at 2 pm), and many teams practice just once per week as well.

Fall Ball is typically a chance for players to "play up" a level higher than they do in the spring, Therefore, if your son or daughter played AA this spring, they would be a perfect candidate to play AAA in Fall Ball.

Also, Fall Ball is usually a chance for players to try out positions that they have always wanted to try (like pitcher, or catcher, etc).

Finally, the weather is usually warmer and drier than in the spring.

Put this all together, and you can see why players and parents who have played fall ball previously really love it!

Games typically start the first weekend after Labor Day (so probably Sunday September 11th) and the season usually lasts about 8 weeks. This year's exact schedule should be known by the end of the month, after the District meeting on August 18th. There are usually 4 home games (Crossler) and 4 away games at places like Holland Field (fun place to play), Albany, Keizer, etc.

This fall we anticipate fielding teams at the AAA, Majors, and Intermediate ("50/70") level. Last year we had two AAA teams; the number of teams this year will depend on the level of interest.

Although we have slightly increased the cost this year ($35 per player), it still is a serious bargain in my opinion. Players will receive a jersey to use and then keep after the season.

The relaxed fall ball setting is also a perfect opportunity for parents to try out umpiring, coaching, and scorekeeping. We are always looking for more umpires in the spring, and fall ball is a great way to get your "feet wet" with much, much less stress than in the spring.

Registration is now open, and will close on Wednesday, August 17th.

The sooner you register, the more quickly we will know how many teams we are fielding and can formulate the teams. Here is a link to the registration website: https://active.leagueone.com/Olr/Pages/Welcome.aspx?ClubId=12706

If you are interested in trying out coaching, umpiring, or scorekeeping, please email me!

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you at the field!

John Strother


Sprague Little League Board Member and Safety Officer