Kids of summer

Chad Frey
In coach pitch baseball, outs can be made, but everyone bats each inning.

Enrollment in Newton Recreation Commission youth baseball and softball leagues is down this year, with just 18 teams across all age levels this season.

In coach pitch baseball, for boys 7 and 8 years old, there are just three teams.

All three were in action this week after cancellations during the early part of the season because of a player’s COVID-19 exposure. There has not been a postive COVID-19 test for a player in coach pitch league.

The season will wrap up next week with each team playing two games.

This week, teams sponsored by Cottonwood Pediatrics and Roofing Service Limited met in the Newton Recreation Commission Coach Pitch league.