Owen Webb, 7, gets in some throwing practice with his baseball coach, Sean Wilson of the Flying Squirrels 6-and-under team, during last Saturday’s activities at Jay Park with the Clinton youth baseball program. Look- ing on are Caroline Wilson, 5, left; and Paisley Russell, 6. Owen is the son of Christin and Kyle Webb. - G. Chambers Williams III
Three young players watch intently from behind home plate in their team’s dugout as their youth baseball game for 9-10-year-olds goes on in the field. - G. Chambers Williams III
Mary McGown and her dog Brady watch the Flying Squirrels team play the Braves in the 4-6-year-old class during last Saturday’s Clinton youth baseball activities at Jaycee Park. Looking on (right) is Jamie Ellis. - G. Chambers Williams III
Clinton Baseball Inc. officer Ryan McGee grills hamburgers for the concessions stand at Jaycee Park last Saturday during games for the youth leagues. Near him are his wife, Christina, and sons Levi, 6, left, and Owen, 8. - G. Chambers Williams III
Clinton youth baseball is back.
The organization Clinton Baseball Inc. is now featuring games at Clinton’s Jaycee Park for children ages 4 to 14.
There are four leagues, one in each of these age groups: 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-14.
A full day of youth baseball was on tap last Saturday for the leagues, and there were plenty of players and spectators on hand. Most of the spectators were parents, siblings and friends of the players.
What was clear was that everyone was having a good time playing and watching kids learn and play the great all-American sport of baseball – on a beautiful, sunny spring day.
There was also a long list of tasty menu items available at the concessions stand at the ballfields, including fresh-grilled hamburgers, fried bologna sandwiches, doughnut bites, popcorn, nachos and, of course, cold drinks.
Check out the Clinton youth baseball program on Facebook at facebook.com/ClintonBaseballInc/.