East Surry Little League begins practices


By Dean Palmer - For The Pilot



Eight-year-old Cameron Allred prepares to bang out a hit during a Saturday practice of the Knights. The team, coached by Adam Key, plays in the machine pitch division.


PILOT MOUNTAIN — Players ranging from ages 5-12 took the field last week as practices began for the upcoming East Surry Little League season. While some teams were forced to cancel early week practices due to chilly temperatures, most were able to get started during a nicer stint of weekend weather.

According to league representative Jay Boaz, the program has seen an increase in participation with more than 300 youths signed up.

Play will begin with all teams in action for opening day on April 2.

“We still have a lot to get done,” Boaz noted. “We still have to do scheduling and field preparation as well as ordering uniforms. But we’re looking forward to a good season and everybody is anxious to get started.”

Dean Palmer may be reached at 336-351-4131 or dean.palmer8@gmail.com.

Eight-year-old Cameron Allred prepares to bang out a hit during a Saturday practice of the Knights. The team, coached by Adam Key, plays in the machine pitch division.
http://www.pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC05162.jpgEight-year-old Cameron Allred prepares to bang out a hit during a Saturday practice of the Knights. The team, coached by Adam Key, plays in the machine pitch division.

By Dean Palmer

For The Pilot

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