Area youth baseball and softball leagues playing the waiting game

BOSQUEVILLE, Texas (KWTX) Parents and coaches would love nothing more than to have their kids play some summer baseball or softball. Unfortunately, COVID-19 didn't throw youth leagues a curveball -- it frustrated everyone with a knuckleball, since we have no idea where this thing is headed.

While Major League Baseball stadiums host nothing but fresh air, the youth baseball parks where all the stars get their start are playing the waiting game as well, something Bosqueville Baseball Association President Lance Donaldson says is tough for everyone.

"As far as our league goes, we were excited," Donaldson said. "We were going to host the Texas teenage state tournament for 8U coach pitch. It's still possible, but we have to get Gov. Abbott's approval and permission to open up and allow sports recreation leagues."

Their hope is to host that state tournament in July. An absolute last opening day date for a full season locally is June 1.

"Anything after that would just involve a league with the local towns," Donaldson said. "Valley Mills, Clifton, Meridian, Hillsboro, Whitney, etc. But those little towns are antsy. We all want to play and give some kind of normality to the kids."

The Bosqueville Baseball Association is remaining as optimistic as they can and will wait until the very last minute to cancel any games or tournaments should it eventually reach that point.