Middle School Baseball

Letter to the Editor:

Dear Editor,

As you know, both JET and Merriwether do not offer middle school baseball.

There are a number of us in Edgefield County that want our children to play middle school baseball, and we would like it to happen next season. There are many reasons why, but primarily we feel that our rising 7th graders are not ready to play ball with high school players. Add to that all of the sixth graders that may miss out of this experience entirely.

There are more middle schools adding baseball teams these days in South Carolina and of course there are over a dozen across the river in the CSRA. Last year I went before the school board and asked for this added sport to be considered and got a positive response. More needs to be done.

If we want this done by next winter, we need to organize and push hard to make it happen. There are a lot of reasons we will hear that something won’t work. Raise your hand and say that it will work by clicking on link below, filling out a short list of general information, and then click submit. Your name will be added to a list of parents feeling as you do and I will be presenting this list to a school board meeting in the near future. Your e-mail address will be added to a send list (if you like) and you will receive periodic news as it develops.

Please take a moment to look at the send list above. If you have someone in your address book that would interested, please forward this and let’s make middle school baseball in Edgefield County a reality.

Thank you,

Joel Jolly


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