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Written by JOE POIRIER   
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 19:55

New organizers step up to make sure program continues under new nam

    Fredonia’s youth baseball and softball program was considering disbanding this year after its organizer stepped down, but through the efforts of parents the organization is continuing to work to teach youngsters America’s greatest pastime.
    “We just found out last week that there might not be a baseball program this year,” youth baseball coach Robert Harness said during the Fredonia Village Board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15.
    Since then, Harness has organized a four-member board of directors and changed the league’s name from Fredonia Youth Baseball Association to Ozaukee Warrior Softball/Baseball Association.
    Signups will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Ozaukee High School’s commons area, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Fredonia Village Hall.
    The league plans to have a coed tee-ball and coach pitch teams for young children. It also will have three baseball teams for boys in grades three through eight, and three girls’ softball teams that include levels for 10U, 12U and 14U softball.
    According to Harness, the teams will need 12 to 14 players each.
    “That’s the bare minimum, and we’d love to see more. The more kids we get signed up, the better off we are,” he said.
    He noted some former players might have left the league to join other teams because of the uncertainty of the program.
    Harness said the league is also seeking community support.
    “We’re looking for as many parents as we can get who want to be involved,” he said.
    People looking to help, can email Harness at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    The league wants to partner with the Village of Fredonia Parks and Recreation Department.
    This Thursday, the village’s Parks Committee was to discuss its potential involvement with the league.
    “We want to seek greater alignment with the village for endorsements. We hope to have that figured out,” Harness said. “Baseball is a great community sport that brings children and families together in the spirit of competition.”

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