OTIS, Mass. — With spring around the corner, South County youth baseball is getting near.
Free indoor hitting practice — using tennis balls — for Otis, Monterey, Great Barrington and surrounding towns will be offered for players of all skill, 8 to 12 years old, starting Sunday, March 3, at the Farmington River School gymnasium on Route 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. The practices will be during the four Sundays in March and then outdoor activities should begin in early April.
Sign-ups for the 2013 season has also begun. There will be one 5- to 7-years-old rookie team and two AAA teams for players aged 8 to 12. There are no tryouts, as the league focuses on learning the game and sportsmanship. Home games and practices will be at Green Park in Monterey Center on Route 23. The season starts in late April and runs through June.
The league costs $50 player or $75 maximum per family, which covers uniforms, insurance and equipment. Assistance is available.