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City ready to play ball
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Isaac Smith delivers a pitch last year during action in the McMinnville Youth Baseball League. Sign-ups resume Monday.

It’s back!

McMinnville Youth Baseball and Softball is having a summer league. The league will include baseball, softball and T-ball. 

“We will start up in July and play through September,” said Terry Beard of McMinnville Parks and Recreation. “We will be accepting new registrations starting Monday, June 8 through Saturday, June 20. The majority of the players who registered for the spring league have been contacted and given the option to roll over into the summer league. About 75% of those players have chosen to do so.”

Since some phone numbers are no longer valid since spring sign-ups were held, Beard is asking anyone who previously signed up who has not been contacted to call Parks and Recreation at 473-1212. Children who have already registered can opt to play or receive a refund. New players are welcome.

“It will be great to be back,” said Beard. “This is all for the kids to have fun and play ball. And we want to keep everyone safe.”

Some new social distancing regulations are expected to apply, although Beard said he has no idea what the suggestions will be by the time the league begins play in July.

“I’m going to run this summer league just like the spring league and work to give teams the same number of games,” said Beard. “The fall league we’ve been doing is shorter without as many games.”

Parks and Recreation will also start taking teams on Monday, June 8, for the adult coed softball league playing on Wednesday nights starting in July.