Slaterettes’ baseball program has openings for postseason action

Slaterettes’ baseball program has openings for postseason action

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Slaterettes’ baseball program, which has offered playing opportunities to girls and women for 45 years, is opening its rosters this postseason and has limited spots for interested players in a few scheduled events.

On Saturday, Aug. 25, the Slaterettes will again take the field at McCoy Stadium to play their own version of the famous 33-inning game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings that took place in 1981 and is the longest game in baseball history.

During the weekend of Sept. 22 and 23, the Slaterettes will be joined by other East Coast teams to take part in the Maria Pepe Baseball Series in Edgewater, N.J. This tournament will recognize Maria Pepe and the role she played in getting Little League to allow girls to play. The Slaterettes will be sending teams in the U8, U11, U13, and U18 divisions.

During the weekend of Nov. 17-19, the Slaterettes’ women’s team will travel to Fort Myers, Fla. to take part in the women’s division of the Roy Hobbs World Series. Players must be at least 14 years old to compete on this team.

Email player agent Deb Bettencourt at SlaterettesAlum@aol.com or visit the league’s website at www.slaterettes.com if you would like more information on trying out for one of the program’s open spots.