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LCYBL season canceled

Lunenburg County Youth Baseball League (LCYBL) President David Clark went live Friday morning, June 5, on Facebook to announce the league had officially canceled its 2020 baseball season.

“It is with much regret and a heavy heart that I come to you with an announcement this morning,” he said. “The board for Lunenburg County Youth Baseball League met last night, and with the lack of participation and the governor’s guidelines for new sports that go in place today, they are just impossible to follow to have a baseball season. So at this time, the 2020 Lunenburg County Youth Baseball League baseball season is officially canceled.”

He indicated it hurt him to make the post, but there was nothing else that the league could really do.

“Kind of hard to play baseball when you’ve got to stay 10 feet apart,” he said.

He stated that everyone who signed up this year will be credited next year to play in the 2021 season.

“We will have a list of everybody who signed up, so your entry fee will be taken care of in the spring,” he said.

Clark noted he is still unsure of the fate of fall ball this year.

“Depending on how the state goes and the country goes, maybe we can have an extended fall ball season, maybe start a little earlier, play a little longer, whatever we need to do so the kids can play some baseball,” he said.

The league’s fifth annual reverse raffle event will still be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at Dundas Hunt Club. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the first ticket will be pulled at 8 p.m.

Though the 2020 season has been canceled, Clark said the LCYBL complex is not closed.

“If you want to take your son or daughter up there and hit some ground balls, get in the cage, play Wiffle ball, whatever, as long as you respect the facility, we have no problem with that,” he said.

For more information, Clark recommended reaching out to him by phone, at (434) 917- 9106, or on Facebook.