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Area Baseball Sign-ups and Try-outs

It’s that time again for baseball and softball teams and leagues to begin preparation for the upcoming summer season. Teams and leagues wishing to give notice in the Daily Journal of sign-up or try-out dates should either call 431-2010, ext. 3 or FAX to 431-2010, or deliver the following information to the Daily Journal office. The team and league name, age of players, the time, date, place, and who to contact for further information. The notice will run each day until the date of the event, but no more than two weeks prior.

Events will be placed in two categories: 1. Community and other leagues, and 2. Mineral Area Baseball Association (MABA) sign-ups.

MABA signups will be divided into their separate leagues. The age break-off is August 1 for each league. The leagues and ages of players are: Senior Babe Ruth League (16-19), 16 Year Old League, Junior Babe Ruth League (13-15), 13 Year Old League, Cal Ripken League (10-12), Cal Ripken Minor (10), Bantam League (7-9).


Desloge Baseball — Mar. 12 & 14

Registration for the Desloge Community Baseball leagues for this summer for players ages 4-15 will be held from 9-11 a.m. on March 12 at the Desloge Council/Court Room, 200 N. Lincoln St., and from 5-7 p.m. on March 14 at the North County Accelerated Elementary School. Leagues include T-ball, Coach pitch, pitching machine, fast pitch, and girls softball. Forms are available at Desloge schools or at Desloge City hall.

Team Sign-ups — Mar 13

The Twin City Association Select Baseball League is looking for 10-11 year old and 12-13 year old teams to play in their league this spring and summer. Teams may sign up from now until March 13, and games start in mid-April and go to the end of June with a 15-20 games per team. Each registered team will receive 4 and a half hours of free practice at the All-Star Batting Cages with extra hours at reduced rates. The cost is $850 per team and teams will receive 50 percent off of fall registration if desired. For more information or to register a team, call Dan Schwemt at 636-931-7025.

Farmington Softball — Mar. 17

The annual organizational meeting for this summer’s Farmington’s adult slo-pitch softball leagues will be held on March 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Long Memorial Hall, 110 W. Columbia St. Fees, rules, regulations, schedules and other information will be covered, and it is a imperative that a representative for each team be present. Registration will begin at this meeting. For further information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 756-2215.

Bonne Terre Baseball — Mar. 18

The Bonne Terre Baseball Association is now registering players for the 2005 baseball and softball season and will continue to do so until March 18. The leagues are available for boys and girls from 4-18 years of age. Registration forms are available at the Bonne Terre City Hall or at baseball.html. For more information contact Shawn Kay at 358-8895.



Gators — Mar. 15

The Park Hills Gators will be holding sign-ups at 5 p.m. on March 15 at the Park Hills Sports Complex. For more information contact Roger White at 518-1032.


Diamondbacks — Mar 12

The Desloge Diamondbacks will be holding try-outs at 11 a.m. on March 12 at Brightwell Park (Field 3). Players should bring their gloves. For more information contact Dan Calloway at 431-4902.


Angels — Mar. 14

The Farmington Angels will be having sign-ups at the Doe Run ballfield at 5 p.m. on March 14. For further information call Mike Hartupee at 760-0912.

Yankees — Mar. 14

The Desloge Yankees will be holding try-outs at 5 p.m. on March 14 at Brightwell Park. For more information call Doug Emily at 431-5846 or 431-7965.


Blue Jays — Mar. 14

The Farmington Blue Jays will be holding its sign-ups from 6-7 p.m. on March 14 at the Farmington Civic Center. For more information contact Kevin Bullard at 760-9154 or Rob Grindel at 756-5531.


RED SOX — Mar. 22

The Bonne Terre Red Sox will be holding sign-ups at 6-7:30 p.m. on March 22 at the North County High School gym. Call Brad Robinson 431-9751 or Mark Thompson at 431-0307.

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