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Minor Baseball Resumes Practices


Dauphin minor baseball is back on the diamond, this week, after a week off due to the most recent COVID restrictions.

Dauphin Minor Baseball Association (DMBA) president Jodie Romanow explained teams will be split into one-coach-four-player pods. “And we found enough diamonds and green space for them to continue training,” she said. At this point, teams are limited to practices, with no games allowed. “We were supposed to start May 8, but that’s not the way it worked out. So we are held off until May 30, when an announcement or an extension will happen. But no game play right now,” Romanow said.

DMBA is renting part of the rugby pitches at the Vermillion Park Sportsplex and will also be using the soccer fields and the old diamonds at the DMCC. The practice schedule, Romanow said, will go on until at least, June 3. “By then we will know what the plan will be. It will either be the same or we can go back to the way we had the season set up and it will be business as usual,” she added.

The restrictions have also put the Vic Fron Memorial Day, scheduled for June 5, up in the air. DMBA, Romanow said, is just trying to get through this new way of operating. “Then the board will get to work and come up with an alternative plan,” she said.

Romanow had high praise for all the coaches involved in minor baseball. “Everybody has been so awesome this week, accepting the change, rolling up their sleeves to figure out how to make it work so we can get these kids back on the field. I thank all of the volunteer coaches that are coming out and our additional helpers. Because we had to split our teams, we needed extra hands and everybody has been great,” she said.

Doug Zywina