Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Upgrades made to Andy Johnston Field, still time to register to play baseball in Wallaceburg

The entire infield at Andy Johnston Field at Kinsmen Park in Wallaceburg has been resurfaced, including a rebuilt mound and home plate.

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Katrina Cadotte, president of the Wallaceburg Minor Baseball Association, told the Sydenham Current that the work was completed earlier this week.

Cadotte said their group has been fundraising for several years for this project.

Volunteers have been working bingos at the Riverview Gaming Centre in Chatham to help raise funds, Cadotte added.

Registration for the 2021 season is currently taking place at http://wallaceburgminorball.ca

Cadotte said they will be accepting registrations until June 14, 2021.

“We have 150 kids playing ball, which is crazy, considering we had a year off,” she said.

“This year, due to the pandemic, for our younger kids, we’re doing an in-house program in Wallaceburg. It’s all house league, so we stay within our health unit for the time being.”

COVID protocols will be in place this season, Cadotte added.

“Our goal is to offer the kids something, even if the Province doesn’t let us compete in OBA’s… we want to make sure our kids get something locally if we’re allowed to,” she said.

Wallaceburg Minor Baseball also has plans to gradually keep improving Kinsmen Park over time, as they raise more money.

Cadotte added another exciting event, pending Provincial Government approval, is a camp with the Toronto Blue Jays in Wallaceburg this coming August.

It will only be open to the kids registered with Wallaceburg ball teams, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Cadotte said they are also working on designing new swag and uniforms for Wallaceburg ball teams as well.

“There’s a lot going on with Wallaceburg Minor Baseball, we’re changing a lot,” she said.

“You’ll be seeing and hearing a lot of Wallaceburg Minor Baseball, hopefully in the next little bit.”

More information is also posted consistently on the Wallaceburg Minor Baseball Association Facebook page, here.

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