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Twin Falls Youth Baseball and Softball gets started

Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 11:35 AM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Youth baseball and softball with twin falls is back for now parks and recreation is normally done by now. 2020 is different. Monday marked the start of the kids season.

“They have been excited all day. Last practice was Friday and that’s all they can talk about now is getting ready to go run the bases, get some hits, get some dirt in the shoes,” Evan Byrd, a volunteer coach, said.

"It feels good and it is exciting," Brody O'toole, a baseball player, said.

COVID-19 pushed the start back. For safe fun, parks and recreation has added guidelines

"The concession stand won't be open. The water fountain won't be open. There's not going to be any communal drinking or sharing going on," said Twin Falls Parks and Rec Recreation Supervisor Stacy McClintock.

Only players and coaches are able to go inside the fenced area of the Oregon Trail facility. X’s on bleachers and dugouts mark six feet of distance so players can play without masks.

"Parents can sit on the outside and we recommend they sit in family groups, not close together. Keep the social distancing in place," McClintock said.

It's not normal, but it is something.

“I think they are getting stir crazy. I know my kids are in the house. you know getting out, hitting, getting out to socialize with other kids at this point, you know it’s all good fun,” Byrd said.

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