Although the announcement did not reference the coronavirus, all spring and summer activities in Ohio are in flux after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the state department of health extended a stay-at-home order through May 29 that bans large gatherings.
Those who planned to participate in the NCBSA will receive refund information in the coming days and have three options for their sign-up fees: Refund, application to next season, donation to the NCBSA.
Brown’s email also said business sponsors will be contacted in the coming days.
“Thank you to all of our amazing families for being so patient while we waited until the very last minute to make this decision,” Brown wrote. “We are hopeful this is the last time we ever have to do something like this. We are also hopeful to have all refunds issued to our families by the end of May.
“This was the hardest decision we have every had to make as a board, and we played out every possible scenario but the health and safety of our players, parents, coaches, and umpires have always been our top priority.”