Pittsburg Post 64 aims to compete in June
American Legion Post 64 baseball team prepares for summer season.
PITTSBURG, Kan. – Like many high school seniors across the nation, spring seasons were cut short. But some athletes will get a shot to play on the field this summer.
“Obviously not having a season kind of sucked this year, you know, in the spring. But being able to play with guys normally I’d be playing against — guys I’ve been friends with for other schools, it’s going to be huge just being able to see them and play with them,” says Frontenac senior Alex Johnson.
In a best case scenario, Pittsburg Post 64 is on track to compete in June, barring any unforeseeable issues with COVID-19. The team’s general manager, Ron Light, says that he wants to make this year for the players, especially those seniors.
“You didn’t get a chance to lead your high school team, now I need you to step up and be the leaders on this team,” adds Light.
The players say they are ready to get back a sense of normalcy.
“Hopefully whenever they see kids out there playing baseball, they’ll see that the world is not so different than what it seems to be sometimes. And I think that could be a great thing for the community, and us, playing baseball,” says Columbus senior Clay Saporito.
Pittsburg Post 64 has not set try-out or practice dates, but the team will announce those as soon as possible on social media — Facebook page (facebook.com/americanlegionpost64) and Twitter feed (twitter.com/PittPost64BsB).