By Mike Deak
WARSAW – Optimism from last week’s phase plans from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb prompted Warsaw Little League to move forward for what it believes is a positive direction for plans to have a little league season.
The league will re-open registration for all age divisions through 5 p.m. Friday, May 15. The league stated if anyone needs to withdraw from the league for whatever reason, the cut-off date for that will be May 15 to receive a full refund.
The league is still coordinating a proper practice plan, but expects to have a plan in place for late May.
Games will begin June 15 per the guidelines from the state. The league looks to run the season through July 30 at Boggs Park. The league is still finalizing details for a postseason tournament and/or schedule alterations.
The league’s board of directors also offered these thoughts on sanitation and keeping the park healthy and safe:
“With the new expectation of wipe-downs and cognizance toward common area surfaces, Warsaw Little League will need you, the parents, to step up at some level for our park. The existing volunteers will simply be overwhelmed by all the additional cleaning that should be done, so please make yourself available before of after your player’s games at some point during the season. Ten minutes here and there by a large group of volunteers will make this group effort happen so we can all enjoy the season together.
“It goes without saying that everyone is ready to start living life again, so let’s get out to the ballpark, leave the angst and concerns at home, be sensitive to those with opposing opinions of what’s going on around us, and just enjoy some baseball.”
Little League International announced last week that it will not host the Little League World Series this year, or any of its regional tournaments. It was also announced this week that there will not be an Indiana state tournament.