Ball is back (indoors) in January

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    Rookie players celebrate the 2017 Colman Day at Labatt Park (left to right): Ryan Moore, Kaleb Boyle, Jason MacGregor, Jeremy Amaral
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    Welcoming you to the new concession booth at Mornington Park are Adam DaSilva, Luis DaSilva and Hannah McQuade

Eager Beaver Baseball Association (EBBA), London’s longest running youth sports program, is busy planning for its 64th season of co-ed house league baseball. Players aged 4 to 21 (based on the age they are turning in 2018) are placed in divisions ranging from Little Sluggers to Juniors. EBBA is totally run by a group of hardworking volunteers committed to providing a quality baseball experience for players of all ages and skill levels.

Little Sluggers (4 and 5-year-olds) and T-Ball (6 and 7-year-olds) meet at Mornington Park on Saturday mornings to learn and refine their baseball skills. Rookie (8 and 9-year-olds) and Mosquito (10 and 11-year-olds) practice once a week and play two games each week, all at Mornington Park.

PeeWee (12 and 13-year-old) players practice and play one game a week at Mornington Park, as well as another game a week at neighbouring communities. The Bantam (14 and 15-year-olds) and Midget (16 to 18-year-olds) divisions practice and play one game per week at Kiwanis Park, as well as one away game at local communities. Meanwhile, the Junior (19 to 21-year-old) division has Citywide as their home field and play weekly games against other Junior teams from the area.

Already a full calendar of events is being planned for 2018. Preseason indoor conditioning clinics will be starting in January. Evaluations will be held at the end of April. Outdoor practices and games will start in May. Colman Day, an all-star celebration held in honour of one of EBBA’s founders, Frank Colman, is being planned for mid-July at Labatt Park.

Don’t miss out on being part of the EBBA team. Online registration will open on January 2, and the first in-person registration is January 27. Please go to the league website for all the dates, times, locations, and any other information you may require.

Submitted by Eager Beaver Baseball Association