Fall ball fun is back

The kids of summer are in Springwood while the weather lasts

Some of the local kids of summer were back up at the diamond and soaking up the sun at Springwood Old last Sunday, extending their season with some fall ball.

Oceanside Minor Baseball has held fall ball sessions in the past said OMB president Mike Parlow,” but it’s not a fixed regular program — it relies on a few keen coaches to take the lead.”

Taking the lead this year are coaches Ian Kellow, Andy MacDonald and Warren Elfstrom. Sunday was the third session for the program for kids aged 9-10 which runs outside while the weather cooperates, then moves indoors to Qualicum Beach Middle School every Monday night until the end of November.

“We’ve got a couple dozen kids signed on right now but we’re expecting upwards of 40 once we get up and running,” said Parlow, adding the fall ball program “is for skill development and fun.”