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Trail Little League set to ‘Play Ball’

If the weather cooperates, Trail Little League will start swinging for the fences this Saturday at Andy Bilesky Park.

After a big push earlier in the year, where the League sent out letters to the schools in an effort to recruit more players, established a higher profile in the community, and embarked on a social media blitz, enrolment grew this year by about 20 per cent.

Little League Major division will increase to two teams from one last season, while the Minor division will see three teams take to the diamond, up from two. Trail Minor Baseball also signed up four Rookie League teams and 22 Blast Ball kids to make it one of the best enrolment, 105 kids, in recent years.

The day will start with a Minor division game going at 10 a.m. followed by a Major division game going at noon, that will see long-time volunteers Barb and Neil Craig throwing out the first pitch before the match.

Minor league teams will conclude the day with a game at 2 p.m. all at Andy Bilesky Park on Saturday.

 

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