JAY DAVIS: Take yourself out to the ball game
Without a public swimming pool for the next couple of years, the Bridge City youth have a chance to spend a little more time working on their baseball and softball skills. The kids may not think so, but to me that is a silver lining trimming the edges of a dark cloud.
The MYO kids have three traveling teams that play in a league with neighboring towns. We have some talented kids. Mom and dad and the grandparents often make the games. I figure that more folks might want to take in a ballgame or two this summer so here is the home schedule for the three teams.
The boys have a Little League team and a 10-and-under team. Most of their games are played as double (or triple or quadruple) headers. They have an odd schedule this year that starts with six straight road trips and then six in a row at home. The first home game is against Linton on June 27 at 1:30 p.m. Roscoe comes to town on June 28 at 5 p.m. Selby hits town for a 5 p.m. start on July 1. Herreid plays here on July 8 at 5 p.m. Bowdle and Mobridge start at 3 p.m. on July 12 and Eureka faces off against the locals at 5:30 p.m. on July 15. All the times are for the 10-and-under game. The Little League game is usually about an hour later. The Little League team will also host this year’s league tournament. That will be on Saturday, July 20. The younger players will play their tournament on the road on July 17.
The girls’ teams open their season Tuesday. The girls will host Selby with the first game starting at 4 p.m. Herreid will be here next Thursday, July 20 for a 2 p.m. start. After four road games, the girls will host Gettysburg on July 11 starting at 6 p.m. The next day Bowdle comes to town with games starting at 1 p.m. The tourney for the older players will be July 9 in Selby. The time and date of the 10-and-under tournament has not been announced.