Kaien Island Slo-pitch League preparing for start of new season

The Kaien Island Slo-Pitch League is just about underway and organizers are pleasantly surprised with the number of teams.

The Kaien Island Slo-Pitch League is just about underway and organizers are pleasantly surprised with the number of teams that have signed up for the season.

A total of 12 clubs, each sponsored by different corporate members of the community, have chosen to take part in the summer league that runs from May until September.

“We’re very thrilled,” said Crystal MacLeod of the executive committee.

“Totally happy. It’s nice to have people out and playing and 12 is a nice number.”

MacLeod recently put the finishing touches on the schedule for this year, which includes teams newly sponsored by MacKenzie Furniture, City Furniture and Appliances and Rupert Cleaners, among others.

People are out practicing already in preparation for the May 5 start date,” said MacLeod.

“Some teams have had quite a few practices, other teams haven’t started yet. We play about 33 games in the season and we use the first few games to get the rust out,” she said.

The league is hoping it gets a similar summer to last year’s, where the sun decided to accompany the teams on most nights.

“That’s not always the case,” said MacLeod.

“We play in rain or shine pretty much.”

The 12 teams is a step-up from last year’s nine, and the increased sponsorship shows the support  the community is willing to give to some of these teams, says MacLeod.

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