Sooke fastball players get field ready for season

Season to begin at the start of April

Fastball in Sooke will be teeing off next month, and volunteers are getting the field prepped for the upcoming season.

This Saturday, players from the men’s fastball teams will be installing new bleachers on the third base side at Art Morris Memorial Park, as well as installing new roofs on some of the dugouts. Sooke Home Hardware has helped supply materials.

“Our association is unique because everything is done on a volunteer basis,” said Len Sudlow, president of Sooke Minor Fastball.

This year, Sooke will have eight youth teams and four men’s fastball teams. The under 12 boys and one of the under 14 girls teams will be rep teams.

“Organized sports help keep youth busy, achieve personal growth, teaches them how to be successful as a team, and can teach kids good lessons in life,” said Sudlow. “I’m looking forward to the season starting, and for the players to enjoy themselves.”

The Sooke Loggers will also have a team this year, which will be made up of multiple players from the Sooke men’s teams, as well as players from out of town.

Registration for any of the teams is open until the end of March. To register, visit sookefastball.com.

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