Last Updated on March 20, 2020
Let's all honor the President's recommendation, given on March 16th, to avoid groups of ten or more for fifteen days. That means that we should postpone until at least April 1st gathering for team meetings and practice. With the start of our season being pushed back to May 4th (see below), we will have ample time to prepare for the season. Young people may be less susceptible to the mortality of this virus, but they can certainly carry it to others who are greatly at risk. If we all do the right thing now, it will pay big dividends down the road and we can get this pandemic behind us sooner rather than later. Thank you for caring.
Due to the ciurrent crisis and in keeping with the recommendations made by the President's Coronavirus Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Bridgeton Athletic Association will postpone the start of its 2020 baseball/softball season until Monday, May 4th.
Despite the delay, the season will not be shortened in duration, but will play to completion. The regular season will end a bit later than it has in past years, winding down sometime around mid-July. In order to maintain a complete and balanced schedule, teams will occasionally play multiple games in a given week. For your convenience, game schedules will be posted on our website the first week in April.
We at the Bridgeton Athletic Association and River Valley Baseball believe this to be a prudent step as our nation and our community struggle to both understand and cope with this serious health emergency. We are confident that through the efforts of the President and his administration, the Congress, the public/private partnership, our outstanding health care system and the determination of the American people, we will very shortly gain control of this crisis and see a clear path going forward.
Thank you all for your patience, understanding and cooperation, as together we work through this difficult time. God bless America.