Five Town Little League cancels spring season, exploring summer or fall options

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 3:00pm

    ROCKPORT — Five Town Little League has announced June 2 the organization’s Board of Directors voted to cancel the spring season amid the pandemic, though it is remaining open to some type of season in the later summer or fall. 

    “The Board reviewed the guidance and checklists published by the public health community and determined that our league cannot provide enjoyable baseball and softball programs while also ensuring the health and safety of our volunteers, our players, and our community as a whole,” a statement read. “We are holding open the option of some kind of Little League events in late summer or fall. Whatever form those might take, we are closing the book on the traditional spring Little League season in light of the current conditions.” 

    All parents who registered their children for FTLL programs should have received an email with information about the status of your registration fees, per the statement. Parents of 12-year-old veterans of our softball and baseball programs should watch for a separate message about plans to honor their children this summer. 

    “We did not easily reach this decision,” the statement further noted. “The Board considered all possible ways to construct baseball and softball training options that would be both fun and responsible to our community health. Ultimately, we determined that we could not serve both interests under the current conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

    The league encourages families to use the public facilities at Marge Jones Park in Rockport, True Park in Hope and the Lincolnville Town Sports Complex to experience the joys of baseball and softball, while adhering to applicable guidelines.