Registration going on now for youth baseball, softball in New Carlisle, Enon

Gem, one of the mascots for the Dayton Dragon baseball team, helped kick off the softball season in New Carlisle a few years ago. Staff photo/Marshall Gorby

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Gem, one of the mascots for the Dayton Dragon baseball team, helped kick off the softball season in New Carlisle a few years ago. Staff photo/Marshall Gorby

It is difficult during a cold icy month to move beyond dreaming about spring. However, that is exactly what the parents of young folks who play baseball and softball need to do this week.

Registration for the 2020 season for our youngest batters, runners, pitchers and catchers is almost over.

It may seem hard to believe but registration for these spring teams has been going on all though the cold snap, icy roads, and snow days. Those in the know who plan by the date and not the weather have already signed up.

Now those of us who have had our heads in a blizzard need to act quickly if we want our young folks out on the ball diamond this season.

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Registration for New Carlisle Baseball and Softball Association teams NCBSA can be done on line in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa nearby. Just look for the registration information on NCBSA’s Facebook page. Online registration goes on until March 8.

For those who would rather register in person, the New Carlisle Fire House at 315 N. Church Street will host the registration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday Feb 22 and 29.

This makes you happy there is an extra day in a Leap Year, right?

Enon Girls Softball has two more opportunities for signups. This Saturday Feb. 22 registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Enon Public Library.

The last day to register will be Feb. 29 at the Skills Assessments in the Enon Primary Gym from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Girls are asked to bring bats and their softball gloves. In my opinion, it might be good to bring a helmet too if you already have one.

Clark County’s only chartered Little League is in Enon. Regular registration for Enon Little League was over on Feb. 18. Luckily, late online registration is still open for just one week with a $10 late fee. Find information about online registeration on the Enon Little League Facebook page.

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This year the Enon Little League Draft will be on March 1. Opening Day is April 25 and games will be at the Snider Valley Recreation Fields.

Softball and baseball players in both New Carlisle and Enon will be selling raffle tickets as fund raisers. The prizes have been donated by the community and vary for each organization.

Buying raffle tickets from a young athlete is a fantastic way to support positive activities for the youth of our communities, and possibly win a nice prize too.

Every year a group of local businesses step up to sponsor sports teams. The community should let these businesses and organizations know how much we appreciate their encouraging local youth to take part in healthy spring sports activities.

These young athletes are a big part of our community’s future and they need to know that we are behind them as they grow.

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