It's the time of year where ball players everywhere begin filling out their slow pitch lineups, or ask others if they have room for another player. That hasn't changed this year as interest in slow pitch remains high and members of the Fort St. John Mixed Slow Pitch Society are hopeful they'll be playing ball in a couple months. However, the Society's executive is unsure if and when a 2020 season will start.
"It's still early and no decision for the league as a whole has been made. As of right now we're trying to make sure the society is in a place so that if and when we are able to hold a season we'll able to proceed," said Slow Pitch Society President Dave Sawer.
One of the things the executive is working on is making sure they'll be able to have online registration for teams to sign up, in place of their usual in-person sign-up process.
Sawer said he's itching to play ball and has begun figuring out who will be on his team this year.
"I really want to get out and play. We're preparing as much as we can and as soon as we can move forward with the league we will," said Sawer.
The Society had to cancel its AGM on March 16. Sawer was the only member of the executive who had another year, while the other members were up for a vote but have stayed on in the meantime to help out.
"I want to shout out the rest of the executive for helping the league continue on, and for being gracious enough to stay on," Sawer said.
Sawer said the AGM will be rescheduled as soon as the protocols surrounding COVID-19 allow for it.
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