Weather puts damper on legion schedule

By on July 2, 2013

The weather was a perfect 3-for-3 this past week in regards to wreaking havoc with the Ephrata Post 429 legion team.

Yep, all three scheduled games were washed out due to wet weather. Fortunately, Ephrata already has a firm grasp in the division with a four game lead and four regular season games to play.

Weather permitting, this week the local team figures to be quite busy as they wind down their schedule.

The Post 429ers kick things off Tuesday night at Lititz (6 p.m.), and the rest of the schedule for the week includes: possibly a make-up game at SWS Wednesday (6 p.m.); Hanover at home on Friday (7 p.m.); possibly a home make-up vs. CV Saturday (afternoon); Sunday at Boyertown (7 p.m.); Monday at West Lawn (7 p.m.); and next Tuesday at home vs. New Holland.

This Friday’s clash with Hanover is a special night for the Post 429ers. They will hold their first annual "Futures Night at the War," from 5-6 p.m.

This hour-long clinic will be for all youth baseball players ages 14 and under. Participating players will have the opportunity to experience the War from a player’s perspective, and get to share the field with our champion Post 429 team. A number of fun skills challenges are being planned, and it should be a great time for all.

The primary focus of this event is to raise money for the Ephrata Public Library in memory of Julie Crowther, an Ephrata school teacher and mother of three former Ephrata baseball players who unexpectedly passed away in the summer of 2012. Her son Ryan is an assistant Post 429 coach.

All money raised will be donated to the library for the purchase of children’s books. A donation of $5 is suggested, and no advance registration required – just come equipped for baseball, and then stick around for the Post 429ers’ non-league game at 7 p.m.

More LEGION, page B-3

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