Let's play ball

Staff writer
April 11, 2014 01:00 AM

Another baseball season is set to begin on the Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast Baseball Association (SCBA) and its board have been working tirelessly to get everything ready to start the season.

"We had some challenges getting sufficient registrations to do the team set-up," said president Ward Ellis-Winters. "We are now there, but in some divisions, mosquito and peewee particularly, the teams are small. The good news is players will get to play more and bat more, but we need 100 per cent commitment to field the teams." Registration will remain open until April 15.

Practice weeks have been scheduled from April 7 to 20 with regular season games starting on April 21. Dates, parks and divisional structure are still being finalized depending on the coaches.

The association is scheduling training clinics as well.

T-Ball: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at Connor Park for Sechelt and area players and Cedar Grove for Gibsons and area players.

Tadpole: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Gibsons Elementary School, Whittaker Field in Davis Bay and Connor Field in Halfmoon Bay.

Mosquito: Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridaysfrom 6 to 8 p.m. at Brothers Park field No. 2 in Gibsons and Connor Park.

Peewee: Tuesdays, Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brothers Park field No. 3, Hackett Park and Connor Park.

Midgets: Team coaches will set the schedules.

Volunteers are also desperately needed to ensure this season is a success. Every team needs a head coach, one to two assistant coaches, a team manager, people to handle field prep, scorekeepers and pitch counters (mosquito and above).

Training clinics will be scheduled over the next two weeks for some of these positions.

Outstanding registration fees are due now. Only those with paid registrations will be issued uniforms and jerseys. If you have applied to KidSport or any other assistance program, please contact Carla Hall via email: carla152@dccnet.com.

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