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Back in the game: Youth baseball, softball resume in Wayne County


Left, Greyson Siders, who is on a 14u team through the Dalton Youth Athletic Association winds up near the beginning of the season.

It’s known as America’s favorite pastime and, at the youth level locally, baseball’s return seems to also have offered some comfort to players and fans.

In mid-May, state officials announced as part of the Responsible RestartOhio plan, that non-contact and limited-contact adult and youth sports leagues would be permitted to operate beginning May 26 if leagues met required safety protocols.

This meant a late start for the Dalton Youth Athletic Association, and resulted in less participants than usual, as well as softball and T-ball on hold. Still, it meant a start.

Apart from the DYAA, other teams have formed, including a Dalton 14u softball team, which will be playing in the county softball league, and a couple of teams with local high school student-athletes.

Read the complete story in the June 17, 2020 edition.

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