Minor fastball on deck for upcoming season

The Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association is hoping its upcoming season will be a home run.

The Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association is hoping its upcoming season will be a home run.

Michele Tenning, president of the WLMFA, said the association will be hosting its first registration drive March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walmart.

She added the WLMFA has seen a massive increase in registration over the past two years, having grown from 80 members in 2011, to 150 members last year in 2012.

Also for the first time in many years last year, the WLMFA put together a boys under-16 team, who went on to win silver at the BC Provincial ‘C’ Minor Fastball Championships in Clearwater.

“We’ll be putting that team together again this year,” Tenning said. “We’re also looking to see if there’s an interest in putting a girls team together to go to tournaments because 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Prince George have big girls associations so if we could have a girls team they’d have lots of places to play.”

Additionally, if there are enough players, they hope to send both a under-12 and under-14 team to provincials.

The WLMFA caters to players in divisions including T-ball, starting at age five, to mites, squirts, pee wees and bantams.

Tenning added they’re also looking for more volunteers for the upcoming season. She said there’s a need for coaches, division managers and concession volunteers.

“Look for registration flyers at your school,” she said.

Or, for more information, or if you’d like to volunteer, contact Tenning at 250-392-6534.