Summer softball leagues 4.2

Written by David Green.

MORENCI—Registration is underway for Morenci’s annual Friday night men’s softball league.
Organizer Bob Ford describes the league as recreational this season.
A 14-game schedule gets underway May 12. The cost is $380 plus a $20 ASA sanction fee.
League participants will also be registered in a summer tournament at half price.
The deadline for registration hasn’t been set, but a league meeting is planned sometime at the end of April.
FAYETTE—Fayette’s park board will sponsor a Tuesday night co-ed league again this year, along with a Friday night men’s league.
Recreational co-ed teams need five male and five female players. Both leagues will begin play in April and continue into August with season-ending tournaments.
Registration will follow a first-come, first-served plan, so early sign-up is urged.
League fees will be set by the park board and will be available soon.

For more information, call Scott Wagner at 419/237-2058 or 419/583-9340.

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