Crow River Baseball has made the very difficult decision to cancel the season. To read their message go to leaguelineup.com.
What this means for Hutchinson baseball is that all levels are cancelled, from Minors to 14U. We will be working on developing some mini camps for later this summer and planning a fall ball league. As for right now, have your kids get out and have fun playing some backyard ball or like the Crow River Baseball post states " some sandlot ball ". You might have to explain what that means to your kids.
We are also working with PRCE on getting refunds to all the families that have paid registration fees already.
We will continue to keep all of you updated as we receive information pertaining to youth baseball.
Hello - All,
This is definitely the strangest baseball season we have been involved with. We have all been patiently waiting to see what we would be allowed to do regarding baseball amidst all of the other chaos and changes we have been dealing with and living through. As you all know, the stay-at-home order in MN did expire yesterday May 18, however there are still restrictions in place that will not allow a baseball season to begin yet. Full team practices, games and tournaments are on the list of prohibited events - most specifically the restriction of group meetings of 10 or more people. There has been a coalition formed between the various state level baseball and softball associations to work with the MN Governors office to develop a safe "2020 Back to the Diamond" plan to open up youth baseball for the season. https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?e=[UNIQID]&u=fc3e04cba1c52114454c55a3b&id=cbcb2f9344
HJLBA is watching the news from this group closely and we will post updates on our website and Facebook page when concrete news is released. Right now there are proposed timelines and restrictions to phase into a baseball season, but there is not yet a definite plan that we have seen. As soon as we see a plan released and approved by the state, HJLBA will review the plan and determine how we can safely start a season at all levels conforming to this plan. The primary focus of HJLBA will be the safety of the players and families.
If you know that your family will not be participating this season and you have already registered, please let us know and we will help work on getting your registration fee refunded. This will be one thing we will stress through all of this - if you and your family are not comfortable with the plan to play ball, HJLBA will 100% support the decision to not participate this season.
There are too many scenarios in the works to start listing possibilities so we will not even start doing that yet. Right now we are waiting for additional news. We have been told that there is hope that a plan will be established no later than June 1.
HJLBA will be hosting State Tournament Qualifier tournaments for 10AA, 11AA and 12AA.
See Tournaments Tab for info.
Contact any board member with questions.
Attention parents and players at the Majors level!!!
Last year was a successful kickoff for the newly formed Crow River Junior Baseball league. The Majors teams will comtinue to play in the 10B league and will still be competing against other Hutchinson teams as usual but will also be travelling some short distances to play area teams at the same level. This will improve the level of competition at that level and give the kids in the Major league a taste of a semi-travel league.
Any questions contact a board member. The link to the new league is below.
A note about registration for VFW baseball.
Registration for VFW baseball will not be happening in conjunction with registration for the younger levels.
Any questions about VFW baseball please contact any board member.
There will be information posted on this website when VFW registration starts. Additionally, information will be provided to the players by the school coaches.