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Spring Season Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The afternoon or March 12th, we were notified by Little League International that due to mounting concerns over COVID-19 (Coronavirus) that the baseball and softball season be suspended until May 11th.  We anticipate resuming full operations at that time and playing a full season. 
We know this decision is disappointing and we remain committed to getting our kids on the field as soon as possible. While we will be delayed in opening the 2020 spring season, we will continue to move forward with our projects at the park in preparation for the season, as well as the administrative tasks required to be ready to go DAY 1!
These administrative tasks include completing rosters using a blind draft method so we can have players assigned to their coaches and ready to begin practice as soon as we have been given an all clear to do so. Where we have a need for coaches, we will continue to reach out and fill these positions so there is no delay once we get going. The majority of parents should be hearing from coaches, If you have not heard yet we may still be looking for a coach, but if you are concerned please feel free to reach out to me. Further, while you will not see organized team activities, over this break our batting cages will be open and free to use for any member of the Grand Mesa family.
On behalf of all of the board of directors, volunteers and coaches of Grand Mesa Little League, I share in your disappointment for the delay and assure you we are committed to delivering a great 57th season of youth baseball, softball and T-Ball as soon as we are given the all clear to do so. Please keep your families safe and anyone affected in your prayers.

To read the full statement from Little League please visit: www.LittleLeague.org/Coronavirus

Updates are regularly posted to our facebook page @grandmesalittleleague

 

Chris Riley

President

Grand Mesa Little League

Grand Mesa Baseball, Inc.

Thank You for your Support Building the new Backstop!

We needed your help to build a new backstop!

After 45 years of use, the backstop on field 2 was in need of replacement. In order to upgrade the facility to today’s safety standards the 1974 backstop and dugouts needed to be removed and replaced with a new taller, larger, more modern structure.

Today, thanks to numerous sponsors and volunteers especially the Grand Junction Lions Club, Warner Equipment, Girardi's Heavy Haul, Leitner Poma, Western Implement, Brad McCloud, Kurt Sinclair, Jim Hazelhurst and numerous board members and additional volunteers, the need for replacing our aging structure has been realized.  When the season opens the new backstop at 220' long (140' longer than the backstop it replaced) and 34' tall (14' taller than the backstop it replaced) will offer additional safety to players and fans by both reducing the number of foul balls that go over it, but also by offering protection to players from foul balls and overthrows on both fields 1 and 2. The upgraded dugouts will offer better functionality for players and better sight lines for fans.

After 45 years our kids deserved this investment to bring field 2 up to date.

The park is constantly growing and upgrading, so we are still in need of financial donations, as well as donations of time. Whether you can spare $1 or $1000 or you can only offer your time and labor to help us upgrade and maintain the park, any help is appreciated.

Outfield (Home Run) sponsorship signs are available for 3 years for $575. These are available to any business or family supporter of the league. If you are interested in one of these signs please contact either Chris Riley or Dave Mantlo. Contact information is available on the leagues website at www.grandmesalittleleague.org

Thank you.


2020 Grand Mesa Little League

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

Board of Directors meetings are always open to the public, they occur the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at Grand Mesa Little League.

Interested in Coaching

We will have several open positions for coaches for the Spring 2020 season.  All coaches must be willing to submit to and pass a background check prior to taking the field with the players, and comply with the coaches code of conduct.  This is your opportunity to help our youth and make a difference.  Please contact Chris Riley at 970-985-2770  for more information.   Your impact makes a huge difference for the kids and for the league.

REMINDER OF BEST PRACTICES (Manager/Coaches)

These are some tasks that should be done EVERY DAY when you have a game.  If you see that they are not being done, please remind your manager/coach or see a board member.  These tasks need to be done in order to protect our equipment (from weather and theft) and help maintain the fields and complex.

BEFORE THE GAME:

1)  Fields need to be lined and basses need to be set (this is the home teams responsibility, but can be done by both)

AFTER THE GAME:

1)  All lines need to be raked out by the visiting team.

2)  Basses need to be pulled and plugs need to put in their place by the visiting team.

3)  Portable mounds must be removed from the field and stood up against a building or fence in order (both home and visiting team need to make sure this happens).

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