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Reg­is­tration for Hillsdale com­munity baseball and softball is now open for Hillsdale res­i­dents. The cost is $50 and games begin May 23 and end in mid-July, which is when t-ball and coach-pitch baseball leagues for those under the age of eight begin. Games are played at Field of Dreams.

“Baseball pulls family and com­munity together,” Recre­ation Director Michelle Loren said. “Field of Dreams is packed every night during the summer.”

Players will be divided among four baseball leagues: ‘Willie Mays,’ for ages eight to ten; ‘Reese,’ for ages 11 and 12; ‘Sandy Koufax,’ for ages 13 and 14; and the newly-formed ‘Mickey Mantle’ league for ages 15 and 16.

Both boys and girls are welcome to join the baseball teams, though the Hillsdale County Recre­ation Center does offer two girl’s softball leagues: ‘Pee-Wee,’ for ages eight through ten; and ‘Minors,’ for ages 11 through 14.

The recre­ation center hosts four tour­na­ments every summer. According to Loren, these tour­na­ments attract players and teams Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and even Canada.