Play ball!

Port Aransas Little League teams hit the dirt, have fun

Top left: Members of the Black Marlins T-Ball team shake hands with the Gray Marlins team after their game. Black Marlins members from left are Alejandro Jimenez, Quinley Shanklin and Coach Russell Broyles. Gray Marlin team members from left are Zane Whitson, Drew Forbes, William Hawes, Jax Johns and Adrien Smallwood.

Top left: Members of the Black Marlins T-Ball team shake hands with the Gray Marlins team after their game. Black Marlins members from left are Alejandro Jimenez, Quinley Shanklin and Coach Russell Broyles. Gray Marlin team members from left are Zane Whitson, Drew Forbes, William Hawes, Jax Johns and Adrien Smallwood.

The 2022 Port Aransas Little League (PALL) season is underway.

The league has fielded 12 teams with more than 140 players this year.

The PALL teams range from T-Ball to junior softball divisions. Games are on Mondays and Saturdays, with a few Friday games.

PALL regular season will run through the end of June, followed by All-Star play and then the Little League World Series in July.

A South Jetty photographer attended little league games on Saturday, April 23, and caught the action in these photos.

Top right: Black Marlin team members huddle up with a cheer. From right clockwise are Coach Broyles, Brett Broyles, Jeriah Scalf, Brielle Gips, Alejandro Jimenez, Quinley Shanklin, Hudson Shanklin, Kasen Reiter and Magnolia Collins.

Top right: Black Marlin team members huddle up with a cheer. From right clockwise are Coach Broyles, Brett Broyles, Jeriah Scalf, Brielle Gips, Alejandro Jimenez, Quinley Shanklin, Hudson Shanklin, Kasen Reiter and Magnolia Collins.

Above right: Lucas Alexander of the Blue Marlins minor team bats in a game against the Mariners of Corpus Christi Little League.

Above right: Lucas Alexander of the Blue Marlins minor team bats in a game against the Mariners of Corpus Christi Little League.

Above center: Brielle Gips of the Black Marlins stands ready to field a ball.

Above center: Brielle Gips of the Black Marlins stands ready to field a ball.

Above left: Alejandro Jimenez takes off for first base as Zane Whitson of the Gray Marlins moves to field the ball with teammate Charlie Grimes coming in to back him up. In the background, running for third base is Hudson Shanklin.

Above left: Alejandro Jimenez takes off for first base as Zane Whitson of the Gray Marlins moves to field the ball with teammate Charlie Grimes coming in to back him up. In the background, running for third base is Hudson Shanklin.

Right: Nathan Peterek of the Gray Marlins lines up to hit the ball.

Right: Nathan Peterek of the Gray Marlins lines up to hit the ball.

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