By Paul Nimmo
The news has reminded us several times over that that this May was one of the warmest in history, and yet one day of rain has hit the season hard. All games on Saturday May 21 were cancelled. However, we look forward to sunny skies soon, and hopefully a few rescheduled games.
Lakewood Baseball Club has levels for many of our community youth. Most start with our “Shetland” division which is ages 4-6, often called “T-ball”.
05/25/2016 6:00 PM Angels vs. Fire Hawks Clover Park JV Softball
Players advance to the “Pinto” Divisions, ages 7-8. This level uses a pitching machine, so often is called “coach pitch”. These levels work towards general skill development.
Upcoming Pinto games:
05/24/20161 6:00 PM Lumber Jacks 8U vs. NW Sabres 8U Clover Park High School JV Softball
05/26/2016 6:00 PM Cardinals vs. Angels Clover Park High School JV Softball
The next age bracket, called “Mustang”, is for ages 9-10. This level introduces live pitching as well as modified base running, working towards the full game of baseball. The competition really starts to develop but our volunteer coaches are still working on development of the player.
05/23/2016 6:00 PM Radioactives vs. Mariners Clover Park High School JV Softball
05/24/2016 6:00 PM Flexors Mariners Clover Park High School Varsity Softball
05/26/2016 6:00 PM Tillicum Crushers vs. NW Sabres 10U Clover Park HS Varsity Softball
“Bronco” increases the game to more resemble the full aspects of Baseball. Pitching and base stealing add excitement while the base paths and pitching distances increase, as well as the length of games.
05/23/2016 6:00 PM Patriot White vs. Royals Powder Works Field #1
05/24/2016 6:00 PM Lakewood Bombers vs. LBC – BLUE Fort Steilacoom Park Field
05/25/2016 6:00 PM Royals vs. Lakewood Bombers Fort Steilacoom Park Field
05/27/2016 5:00 PM Lakewood Bombers vs. UP Mustangs Fort Steilacoom Park