A little league player takes a swing inside LeBourdais Park. The Quesnel Minor Baseball Association says due to an increased number of registrants this season they have been able to split the formerly merged 11U and 13U divisions. (Cassidy Dankochik photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

A little league player takes a swing inside LeBourdais Park. The Quesnel Minor Baseball Association says due to an increased number of registrants this season they have been able to split the formerly merged 11U and 13U divisions. (Cassidy Dankochik photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel minor baseball players will face off against similarly aged competition this season

More than 200 kids have registered for the regular season that will start next month

The Quesnel Minor Baseball Association is looking forward to a new exciting season with two formerly merged divisions playing on their own.

Registrants have increased, and for the first time in many years, the association has been able to split the 11U (Mosquito) and 13U (PeeWee) divisions.

“It’s very exciting,” said association president Chelsee Scanlan.

“When we took over a few years ago, our number one goal was to increase numbers and get more players playing the sport we love, and it’s happening.”

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Part of the goal also included having players of the same age playing in their division.

Scanlan guesses more than 200 players of all skill levels have already registered. That number of registrants is a first for the association that is in need of umpires.

“Spring has sprung,” Scanlan said, adding she believes many are eager to get outside, especially now that COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, and word of mouth has spread that baseball is fun.

“The fields will be ready, and it’s shaping up to be a great year.”

The association will host an opening ceremony at LeBourdais Park on Saturday, May 7.

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