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Youth baseball: MOV League Explorers

March 31, 2011
From staff reports

A new middle school baseball team for boys 14-and-under was formed last fall. A tryout was conducted by coaches from Marietta College baseball and was available to boys of the Mid Ohio Valley area. The boys will be competing in the USSSA Baseball League that currently is aligned with the West Virginia Mid-Ohio Valley League. There are approximately 10 teams from the surrounding cities of Parkersburg and it is a competitive league with the goals of promoting student athletes that want to play at a higher level than is currently offered in the local recreation leagues. One of our goals in starting this new team in the Marietta area is to create better student/athletes through the promotion of hard work, practice, discipline, respect for coaches and teammates and prepare these young men for a future high school and potential college baseball career. Todd Hefter is the the team general Manager/ head coach as well as being the sole funding source at this time.

Fact Box

Marietta Explorers schedule

All Sunday doubleheaders start at 1 p.m.

All weekday games start at 5:30 p.m.

March 31: at Parkersburg Vipers-White (Rosemar Field)

April 3: at Parkersburg Vipers-Red (Rosemar Field)

April 6: at Parkersburg South (Hank Greenberg Field)

April 10: at Parkersburg Catholic (Rosemar Field)

April 12: ST. MARYS (Fairgrounds Field)

April 17: RITCHIE?COUNTY (Fairgrounds Field)

April 20: at Parkersburg Vipers-White (Rosemar Field)

April 28: at Parkersburg Vipers-Red (Rosemar Field)

May 1: PARKERSBURG SOUTH (Fairgrounds Field)

May 3: at Parkersburg Catholic (Rosemar Field)

May 8: ST. MARYS (Fairgrounds Field)

May 12: at Williamstown

May 15: at Ritchie County

May 16 through May 19 for makeups, if needed

MOV League Tournament starts tentatively May 20. All tournament games at Hank Greenberg Field

MOV Summer League is scheduled to start late May or early June

There will be additional local West Virginia and USSSA tournaments in June - Thursday thru Sunday

Explorers are scheduled to enter in USSA !$U World Series Qualifier Tournament in Canton, N.C. June 17-20



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