Rec. league waiting for the all clear

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2020

On the heels of Little League Baseball halting all activities this summer, Dixie Youth announced they are still deciding whether to pursue any baseball  activities this summer. On the local level, the City of Troy and the Troy Parks and Recreation Department is hoping to get on the field by the middle of May.

“Nothing has really changed,” said Assistant Director and Youth Sports Coordinator David Dickey. “We will have an update on May 15 and see where we stand from there.”

According to a letter sent out by Dixie Youth Commissioner William Wade, there is still hope that a regular season and postseason can still be savaged sometime this spring or summer. As of now, the number one priority is being able to have a regular season.

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“We understand the need of people to return to a sense of normalcy and are hopeful that conditions allow us to play this season,” Wade said. “The number one priority of Dixie youth Baseball is to offer regular season play, which offers the greatest opportunity for all of our children to participate. Dixie Youth Baseball is continuing to actively explore scenarios for our 2020 season. We hope, at a minimum, to be able to offer regular season play this season.”

Troy can still have their local league, regardless of what Dixie Youth decides to do. With uniforms ordered, the Troy Parks and Recreation staff is waiting for the go ahead.

“We were hoping it was going to be May 11,” Dickey said. “Now we’re hoping it’s May 15, but we don’t know if we are going to get to play then. Once we get the clear, the fields are ready to go and the uniforms are ready, we are going to have to tweak the schedules and hopefully we’ll be able to pull it off.”