Ridgway Little League cancels season

Staff Writer

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of an abbreviated Ridgway Area Little League season. Despite the cancellation, the fields will be maintained for non-structured baseball games. The Johnsonburg Little League announced its closing on May 29.
Ridgway League president Jacob Hoyle issued the following statement Tuesday evening.
“The Ridgway Area Little League deeply regrets to inform you that the board of directors has decided to cancel this year’s little league season. We have looked at all possibilities and have taken into account many factors and feel this is the best route for our children and community at this time. Any parents requesting a refund please email us at ridgwayllbaseball@gmail.com and we will get back to you in a timely manner. If you choose not to receive a refund, you may either donate it towards maintaining the fields or putting it towards next season. Please let us know what you would like to do. We still want the children to have the availability of an outlet and have decided to allow the use of the fields for non-structured baseball games. If this is something you are interested in please send us an email and we will provide you with a waiver to sign. The fields will continue to need work over the summer and we would appreciate any and all volunteers or donations for its upkeep. We will miss all of you, the sound of the kids playing and the coming together of our community. We can’t wait to have you all back on the fields next year!
Ridgway Little League Board of Directors”

International Little League canceled its baseball and softball World Series and its 50/70, Junior Little League baseball, and Senior Little League baseball and softball world tournaments and regional play on April 29. Pennsylvania canceled its state tournaments on May 2.