Not exactly something you see every day.
Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League are teaming up to provide interleague baseball and softball games. The first of these contests took place Tuesday night as LVLL’s Cardinals paid a visit to LPLL’s Angels in a majors baseball clash at Rodriguez Park.
More interleague games — involving majors baseball and softball from both sides of town — will be scheduled in the coming weeks, said La Plaza official Manuel Lucero.
Ordinarily, the leagues operate independently from one another and don’t meet until, perhaps, All-Star tournament time later in the summer. La Plaza organized in 1961, Lucero said, and the leagues have been split since 1972.
“La Plaza Little League doesn’t have that many teams (in majors baseball and softball) and Las VegasLittle League doesn’t have that many teams,” Lucero explained Tuesday after chalking up the lines at Rodriguez.
“To me, it’s always been about kids from Las Vegas, not one league or the other,” he said.
The new schedule will include games nightly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through June 28.
The leagues’ other divisions, minors baseball and T-ball, have adequate partiipation from youngsters and will not meet in interleague games this season.