MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Little League baseball is getting into the travel ball business.
The Mount Vernon Baseball Association announced it will create teams to compete against other travel teams in central Ohio during the 2014 baseball season.
These travel teams — one per age group — will not be in lieu of this summer’s recreational leagues.
MVBA will have travel teams for 9- through 13-year-olds. Each will be formed this fall and will practice together throughout the winter months. Once spring rolls around, the teams will begin play in tournaments and exhibitions around central Ohio.
“The main goal is, we want to develop these kids in Mount Vernon, and we want to keep them here in Mount Vernon,” said MVBA president Kevin Stallard. “And we want to take them through our system, which includes Babe Ruth. The goal, from now on, is to carry all these age groups. We want to keep them here, play together, and hopefully develop our high school program even better.”
Once the rec league begins, games will be scheduled so they do not conflict with one another. Travel players are still expected to participate in the rec league. The same boundaries apply as well — players who participate in travel teams have to live within the Mount Vernon school district.
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