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Let the recreation playoffs begin
radunske ump playoffs
Umpire Bernard Radunske puts the baseball in the pitching machine in the opening Mite playoff game between Georgia Power and Rotary Club. Georgia Power pitcher Barwick Hunter awaits the play. - photo by Photo by Jimmy Courier
The Liberty County Recreation Department baseball playoffs kicked off Tuesday while the softball playoffs started May 23.
Parents, brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends will all be cheering on the baseball players at Troop, Cohan, Liberty and Jaycee fields until the championships in the second week of June.
Meanwhile, the softball players will be cheered at James Brown Park and Liberty County High school until their championships in June.
LCRD Athletics Supervisor Rickey Gilliard is expecting the fans to behave and expects to see an exciting postseason.
“I want to remind the fans that this is still recreation and for the kids,” he said. Most No.1 seeds don’t win the playoffs so we always have some surprises and it’s wide open.”
All of the teams qualify for the postseason. Gilliard estimated more than 700 youth will participate.
The regular season started April 23 and Gilliard said it went smooth.
“We had a good season. There was no rain so we didn’t miss anything,” he said. “We had good partcipation and most of the teams have improved from day one.”
Regular Season champions:
Pee Wee baseball: Braves
Mite baseball: Coastal Courier
Midget baseball: Martin Insurance
Junior baseball: Hinesville Lodge
Pee Wee softball: Tigers
Mite softball: Dee’s Electirc
Midget softball: Cosmopolitan
Junior softball: Angels
Senior softball: Bandits
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