• Baseball and softball seasons open at Sweetwater
By Wayne Parham

Noah Jones gets the season off to a good start as the lead batter for his team. Photo by Wayne Parham.

Youth baseball and softball kicked off the new seasons at Sweetwater Park on Tuesday evening.
About 530 children are participating this year.
The opening night produced many close games, which is possibly a result of a change to the way the young athletes are evaluated and drafted to teams.
Bob Howard, director of Thomson-McDuffie Recreation and Leisure Services, said the first afternoon of games “went great.”
“I think it’s going to be a good season and the kids are going to enjoy themselves. The fields look great,” he said.
Nothing major changes this year at Sweetwater Park. Concessions, parking and all park rules remain the same as in previous seasons.
“We just want to make sure the parents don’t get too involved in the games. They should show good sportsmanship no matter what call an umpire may make,” Howard said. “We’ve got some good coaches, good volunteers, and parent participation.”

To read more on this story, see the Sun., April 21, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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