Today is the last day to register participants for the Conway youth baseball program and so far, registration numbers are right on pace according to Conway Parks and Recreation Director Clint Brock.
The final day of Conway youth baseball registration will take place at Randy’s from noon to 4 pm today. Fees are $70 per child and all games will be played at the new Conway Station Park. There are five divisions for Ages 6-15 and the league is scheduled to begin on April 18.
"Registration has been good so far," Brock said. "Usually when we get there at noon, there is a line. I’ve gotten a ton of emails and calls and I think the parents are more excited about being in the new park than the kids are. The park is definitely something that Conway can be proud of. It’s definitely the best facility in the state."
Conway Station Park is one of the most talked features in Conway for coaches and parents of participants. Brock six tournaments have already been booked at the park, including three state tournaments. The first tournament will be hosted on the weekend of April 1. More details of that event will be released in an upcoming column in March.
Conway’s adult softball league officials have had to turn down softball teams in the past, and according to Brock that may be the case again.
The city can only take 80 registered softball teams, so the any team that comes after the initial 80 can’t participate.
There will be an informatics Adult Softball meeting held at the Conway Sports Center in Don Owen Complex on Lower Ridge Rd. on Monday, Feb. 28. The meeting is for coaches in either the men’s or women’s division.
(Michael Allen is a freelance journalist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)