Little League prepping for new season
BY KEVIN WOODRUFF
Wyoming County Press Examiner
Little League organizations in Wyoming County have begun preparing for a new season of baseball/softball action.
Tunkhannock Baseball Association is planning to hold field prep days throughout April, leading up to the organization’s opening day on Saturday, Apr. 20.
TBA president Scott Zaner said that each Saturday and Sunday throughout April, volunteers from the league will take to the fields to get them ready.
Most of the cleanup involves getting the infield and pitcher’s mounds ready, along with cleaning up inside spaces and removing field debris.
TBA is also working on a new practice field at the Massaker Complex along Sunnyside Road, currently being built by Corby Excavating.
The group will see more than 400 players take the field this spring.
FWM Little League, another Wyoming County League, has also begun planning for a new season beginning on May 4.
Clean-up days for FWM will take place on Apr. 6-7 and Apr. 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
The FWM League has 90 players this spring with one tee-ball team, two instructional league teams, a minor boys, major boys, minor girls, major girls and senior boys team.
FWM will play its games at Goodwin Field along Route 87 in Forkston Township.
Bob Horlacher Little League, on the southern edge of the county, is also looking forward to a new season.
The group has about 180 players signed up this year, and according to league president Dale Wright, the league will meet on Apr. 12 to decide when field clean-up will take place.
Wright said he is tentatively looking at Apr. 14 as the league’s clean-up day.
Major league inter-league games with Tunkhannock begin on Apr. 20 with Bob Horlacher’s official opening day coming on Saturday, May 11.
Christy Mathewson Little League is looking at a May 4 opening day and is anticipating an expanded season.
The Christy Mathewson League is expanding to have inter-league home and away games with Tunkhannock, FWM, Bob Horlacher and Harvey’s Lake.
The Roosevelt Trail League, serving Laceyville, will also soon begin cleaning up its fields in anticipation of a May 4 opening day.