LE ROY — Assuming the next week goes without any setbacks, Le Roy Little League President Tim Spezzano says his league will get the green light to start practicing, under strict CDC guidelines, beginning Monday, July 6.
“That’s the plan as of now,” Spezzano said. “We will begin July 6 and have two weeks of pre-season and open up with our first game Monday, July 20.”
Spezzano said Le Roy won’t have their usual ‘Opening Day’ parade and games throughout their usual Saturday festivities but at least the kids will get back to playing baseball.
Le Roy currently has six teams in their major division (ages 9-12).
Spezzano expects to play an 11-game season and also playoffs.
There will be guidelines that each team will have to follow including less spectators.
MORE YOUTH BASEBALL
Le Roy graduate Brian Pangrazio has been coaching his York youth baseball team for several years now and is hopeful the July 6 target date to resume practicing stays firm.
Pangrazio coaches the Geneseo Knights’ 9U squad, which competes in the Monroe County Baseball Region.
“Hopefully it happens, but we really need Highland Park to open up,” Pangrazio said. “With the news of possibly being able to play a shortened travel season is exciting. I’m looking forward to getting back to my team, seeing their smiling faces and doing what I love doing — coaching.”
Highland Park in Geneseo is where Pangrazio’s teams host all their home games. It is currently open but only to small groups.