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LGS season to open June 27

Lunenburg Girls’ Softball (LGS) announced Thursday, June 4, that it is back open and will be holding a season starting June 27.

“We are finally able to play softball again,” LGS Commissioner Tim Fowler stated in a June 4 email to the league’s community. “We hope to start practicing as early as next week.”

He noted everything was in the planning stage, but he presented the league’s plan.

“We will practice for a couple of weeks with the season opening on June 27 and ending on Sept. 26 with possibly a double-elimination tournament,” he said. “We are not playing in any Dixie tournaments. We will play round robins as previously planned with other leagues in our district. We will not play every weekend. If you have vacation scheduled and will miss a weekend, that’s OK. There is no minimum number of games you have to play.”

As of right now Blackstone, Clarksville, Crewe-Burkeville, Prince Edward, South Hill and LGS are playing, he stated.

He said he needed to know who did or did not want to play by Tuesday, June 9.

He noted it looked like the Belles and Debs would be combined.

Near the end of his email, he included a list of procedures implemented to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy:

• Anyone who is sick or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 in the past 14 days — including players, family members, coaches, staff and spectators — should not attend practices or games.

• Games will be limited to parents only while in Phase 2 (max occupancy is 50 per field)

• Please maintain social distancing

• On the field

– No handshakes, high fives, fist bumps

– Players, bring your own drinks — no team water coolers

– Dugouts will be moved to outside playing field

– Player equipment outside the dugout (bring a chair)

– Minimize equipment sharing

– One person in a restroom

“If you know someone who did not sign up but would like to play, send them to www.lgsoftball. org to register,” Fowler stated to conclude the email.