WARNER ROBINS -- The rooms were overflowing Saturday with parents signing up their children for the new season of baseball and softball at Warner Robins American Little League.
New president Mickey Lay said there was a steady stream of people from the time the doors opened at 10 a.m.
The league had to hold on-site registration because of a new software program to keep track of Little League players. Parents were required to bring birth certificates and proof of residency.
“We have to inconvenience them this year,” Lay said.
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Lay expected to have about 200 children registered the first weekend.
Also new to WRALL this year are four board members, Troy Brown, Steve King, Brian Welford and Darin McDowell.
King and Brown took over maintenance of the grounds, and Lay said the fields are looking very good.
Returning players from last year’s Little League Baseball Southeastern Region championship team are Logan Morris, Dillon Toms and Logan Fink. All-Star girls returning this year are Courtney Walker, Lindsey Cauley, Presley Dagley and Cassidy Ruffin.
After completing registration, 13-year-old triplets Ryan, Michael and Adam Akin were heading to Little League Southeast Park, where the region tournament is held, to view it for the first time with their uncle Jim Lawless from Atlanta.
The siblings just moved to Middle Georgia from San Diego.
They said they’ve been playing baseball as long as they can remember.
The boys were excited just to play in the league that has sprouted so many championship teams.
Registration will continue 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday.