By Greg Bennett
A new Shelburne County intermediate men’s baseball team is a step closer to becoming a reality.
There will be a startup meeting on March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Sobeys meeting room in Barrington.
This meeting is to see how much interest there is in forming 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.
For anyone interested who cannot make the meeting, contact Roddy Conrad, 875-6747 or 875-2075 or find the group on Facebook, Shelburne County Intermediate Baseball.
The idea for a new team was pitched by local university baseball player Darren Deinstadt in December.
The 20-year-old pitched for the Yarmouth Gateways last year, travelling back and forth at least twice a week for games and practices.
He thinks that there is enough talent and interest in the game in Shelburne County to field a competitive intermediate team and is hoping he can 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, tryouts could be held this spring.