Young Torin Kawai was among a group of 11-year-old players who went through an evaluation process last Saturday as coaches looked on in anticipation to drafting players for the upcoming South Pasadena Little League season. Above, Kawai threw the ball after fielding grounders. He then was asked to catch pop-ups, before running the bases and showing his hitting skills, below. SPLL will hold opening day on Friday, March 10, changing the format by holding the event at night under the lights and including games, contests and other activities, along with food and beverages for sale before a brief ceremony to celebrate the 65th season. A pair of Major division Little League 12-year-old night games will follow the festivities, which begin at 6 p.m. Girls will have an opportunity to show their athletic skills during softball tryouts this Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at Orange Grove Park in the city.
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