Legion Baseball still hoping there will be baseball this summer

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NORTH PLATTE, NEB. (KNOP)- Like all sports across the country, Legion Baseball has come to a halt due to the Coronavirus.

Legion Baseball game during summer of 2019. (Credit:Patrick Johnstone/KNOP-TV)

The season was set to begin on May 17th, but with all organized sports in the state of Nebraska banned until at least May 31st, that will not happen. If and when the league is able to start up this summer, Legion Baseball President Bob Lindemeier said there will be safety precautions put into place.

"There's going to be common sense things, like wiping down batters helmets and catchers gear," said Lindemeier.

Due to the season being delayed, registration is still open for players who may not have signed up and wish to do so. Legion Baseball board members agreed to cut player fees by over 50 percent, from $750 to $350.

Like all players and coaches, Lindemeier is anxious to get the season started and says that will happen once they are given the green light to do so.

"Our coaches and players have worked really hard and they're enthusiastic about the game of baseball. They want to get out and practice and its been tough holding them back."