Sports Shorts Middletown Township Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League is currently accepting registration. Teams are selected through draft by captains. There will be eight to 10 teams with games played on Sunday mornings. The league runs from March 28 to July 4. The $80 fee covers insurance, uniforms, umpires and awards. The fee is increased to $90 after March 1. Call Kevin (732) 673-8826 or Rich (732) 615-9233. Deadline for sign-up is March 6. The Jersey Shore Jaguars 11U baseball team will hold tryouts in early March for the spring season. Home field is in Middletown, and games are played in Monmouth/Ocean County. Call (732) 904-2894 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for date and information. Eric Walker, 18, of Matawan, recently competed in the Bank of America Gasparilla Distance 15K Classic In Tampa, Fla. Walker placed 15th overall in a field of 3,839 runners and first in his age group. With a finish time of 51:24 in the 9.3 mile event, this entitles him to a national ranking. The Bank of America Gasparilla Distance Classic attracts world-class runners who compete in the 5K and 15K events. The race is internationally known and recognized as one of the top 25 races in the world, according to race promoters. Walker is currently a freshman attending Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla., and is a member of the school’s cross country team, which won the 2003 Sunshine State Conference. He was named to the Sunshine State Conference second team He started running cross country at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel.