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Softball ready to return to the field / June 11, 2020

Youth softball fans have ample reasons for excitement this month.

Softball has returned, with practice sessions starting June 15.

“We are looking at getting our season started June 29 and getting teams back to practicing June 15. We have to follow the phase 2 rules but think we can work it out and get the season going,” said league spokesman John Newcomb.

“I think by the time we start playing we will be in phase 3 so it will be closer to regular play, at least that’s my hope anyway,” said Newcomb.

“Girls have been texting and calling about playing and wanting to get things going again. We have been trying to plan best we could with things going like they are. I for one can’t wait to see all the players back and new faces learning and playing the game they love or going to fall in love with.

“From all the ones that come out and work to make things happen for the community so the girls can play, it’s a sight to see. It’s a lot of hours and hard work for all the volunteers but in the end its all worth it, to see players learn and grow in the sport and bring in friends to play,” said Newcomb.

“We are going to try to push for an almost full season of games. We’re not having an opening ceremony this year will just get right into the games June 29. We will be having five games a day starting at 6:15 p.m., two on B1 and B2 with only one on B3 (at the softball complex). Pending weather some games may be played on the weekend, it just depends on how the season goes. We are still planning things and will be pushing to grow the league and get more girls to come back to where it all started for them. I’m fired up and ready to get the season going to watch some great softball games. Rules will be posted on the Facebook page soon,” said Newcomb.

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