Massac Patriot baseball to play wooden bat ‘instructional league’
by Galen Shelton, Planet Sports
Jun 06, 2012 | 1487 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Tanner Weatherbee are shown working out for the Patriots summer wooden bat team. The new league will feature 13 area high school teams and players from incoming freshmen to upperclassmen.
— Planet photos by Beth Shelton
Tanner Weatherbee are shown working out for the Patriots summer wooden bat team. The new league will feature 13 area high school teams and players from incoming freshmen to upperclassmen. — Planet photos by Beth Shelton
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Massac County High School Patriot baseball coach Jim Prevallet announced just after their regular season concluded that a host of schools in the area were interested in continuing play with a wooden bat league that would run for 4-5 weeks.

It seems that the idea caught on and will come to fruition this week. Massac began play Tuesday with a pair of scheduled five inning games against Crab Orchard and Harrisburg.

While firm plans for just how things will go aren’t in place yet, the plan for now is to play a couple of shortened games against either a pair of different schools or a pair against the same school with the teams split and matched up on the basis of age and relative ability.

The wooden bats will serve as the equalizer.

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