(5-5-20) Yesterday was not a good day for local baseball at several levels in Ohio. Two baseball groups cancelled the 2020 seasons, while one pushed the possible start day to July 1st. All of this due to the impact of the current pandemic.
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ACME Baseball, which is a high school league in the western half of the state, finally pulled the plug on the season. The group earlier had hoped to include graduated Seniors with eligibility (this season only) to help with the loss of their high school seasons. Now that won’t happen and underclassmen now have had an entire season wiped out.
Another blow comes to the entire state, the Ohio American Legion season has been cancelled, a blow to many talented players. One of the oldest summer leagues for players after graduating from high school.
The Grand Lake Mariners and Lima Locos saw their Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League seasons shortened with the announcement of a delayed start, moving from a June 1st start to July 1st. That could change as the GLSCL Board will meet again on June 1st to review the pandemic ramifications.
Area college baseball lost another college baseball program yesterday. Sinclair Community College announced yesterday that all of the school’s athletic programs have been cancelled for the 2020-21 school year due to the impact of COVID 19. Last month Urbana University announced the school would cease operations wiping out all of the athletic programs, including baseball.
Meanwhile in Missouri….