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Local youth Baseball league moves forward with season following green light from Province

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Local baseball players will once again be able to return to the batter’s box as the province begins to reallow organized sports to be played.
Baseball Manitoba has given the green light to local organizations to begin practices on June 8.
Swan Valley Youth Baseball President Eric Arp noted that the league is holding registration today (June 9) at the Swan River Legion Park from 4-8 p.m..
Baseball Manitoba does not yet have a set start date for Phase 2 of the Return to Play plan, but they have a target date of July 1.
“There are many considerations within the plan which will take time and effort for local baseball volunteers to execute,” said Baseball Manitoba Executive Director Jason Miller and President Tony Siemens, in a June 1 update. “It is imperative that the baseball community works collectively to deliver programming completely in line with the Return to Play plan that was approved.
“The health and safety of people in sport, including players, coaches, umpires, spectators, volunteers, and the public, continues to be of the utmost importance to Baseball Manitoba. We are excited to see baseball resume in Manitoba and will work diligently to keep it a fun, safe environment for our members and the public.”
Baseball Manitoba has also made the decision to cancel all Provincial Championships in 2020, which would otherwise create environments of large gatherings with people from across the province. This decision also allows for a longer season for more players, allowing them to compete late into the summer within their regions.

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Jeremy Bergen
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