As soon as the snow flurries stop, and even if they don’t, baseball season will get underway in Castlegar.
At a recent indoor practice session at Selkirk College, mom Sakiko Covington took her eight-year-old son, Yuta, out for his first time swinging a bat. She said having a fun activity to do in the summer will be great for him.
“He asked to play,” said Covington. “He plays soccer, too, and his aunt plays baseball in Vancouver.”
Half of the Selkirk gym was packed with kids of all ages throwing, catching and learning the skills of the great summer pastime.
Tim Taylor, this year’s president of the Castlegar Baseball Association (B.C. Little League), said they are expecting eight or nine teams and about 120 kids to participate, starting on April 15.
Registration is on now, as are ongoing indoor practice sessions at the Selkirk College gymnasium. Registration deadline is Friday, Mar. 29 and there are teams available for all ages, from first time T-ball players to seasoned veterans with wicked fast balls.
Tim can be reached at 250-608-1045 or call vice-president Michael Gagnier at 250-365-2399.