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JV & Freshmen Baseball Schedules and the Rain

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The 2017 spring baseball season has been a difficult one.  The high number of rainouts in the early part of the season and throughout for all levels (varsity, junior varsity and freshmen) has sure put a damper on the reschedule situation!


Please accept the APOLOGY OF OAKVILLE ATHLETICS for the constant state of confusion and life changes that have been occurring daily this spring.  The following is an effort to explain the situation that is creating the continued problems…..and the possible solutions.

CLICK BELOW for an updated schedule including reschedules as of 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 19th.  Baseball 2017

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Problem #1 – this spring has seen a very high number of rainouts for all levels.  The protocol for reschedules is that Varsity gets umps first, then JV, then Freshmen.  Varsity schedules have to be completed as best as possible for District seeding and MSHSAA requirements. Then the lower levels will be rescheduled from there.

Problem #2 – there is a shortage of baseball umpires in the St. Louis area [and really nationwide].  There are just only so many available on any given day.  Read article

Problem #3 – the District has a limited number of buses and the spring is a busy time with elementary field trips, regular bus routes, more activity buses than the other two seasons all trying to arrive or depart in the same window (2:30 – 3:45).

Problem #4 – in the case of baseball – the window of opportunity to play [daylight] is very limited, but gets longer later in the season.

Combine all of these and the layers of issues arise!

Please know that the Athletic office is doing all they can to schedule games onto the back end of the season and are looking at Saturday and Sunday options for rescheduling.

It is frustrating for everyone!  Together we are trying to do what is right for our kids….Thank you for your flexibility and continued support!

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