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Players needed for new Shelburne intermediate team


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Roddy Conrad is one of the organizers of a new Shelburne intermediate baseball team.

By Greg Bennett

Organizers of a new Shelburne County intermediate men’s baseball team are actively recruiting players.

Many are hoping there will be enough interest to form a team in the county to play in the Mainland League.

Organizers are looking for people to sit on a board and help with fundraising, a coaching staff and anyone interested in playing.

Roddy Conrad and Keith Nickerson are two of the local organizers who are actively seeking interested players.

They are hoping to find enough people to fill a 21-man roster.

Conrad emphasizes that the new team would not expect players to give up every weekend of the summer and would make allowances for work and family commitments.

For anyone interested contact Roddy Conrad, 875-6747 or 875-2075 or find the group on Facebook, Shelburne County Intermediate Baseball.

Conrad noted that organizers are under an April deadline to tell Baseball Nova Scotia if they have enough interest to field a team.

The idea for a new team was first pitched in December by local university baseball player Darren Deinstadt.

The 20-year-old pitched for the Yarmouth Gateways last year, travelling back and forth at least twice a week for games and practices.

Deinstadt is among many who believes that there is enough talent and interest in the game in Shelburne County to field a competitive intermediate team and is hoping he can also help make that a reality this season.

Deinstadt, who also played baseball with the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton last year, says there are both older and younger talented players in the area that could be interested in playing.

If everything goes well, indoor practices could be held later this month.

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