Surge launches new programs
What started out as four teams for its inaugural season in 2016 and expanded to eight teams in 2018, the seaway surge Baseball club is now looking to field 15 teams for the 2019 season. now entering its fourth season in the national capital ontario Baseball association, the surge is regarded as a top baseball organization in eastern ontario at the ReP aa-a level in the ontario Baseball association. This year will be the first season seaway will attempt to run Baseball canada’s Rally cap initiation Program, meant for children between the ages of five and eight to enhance their first experience with the game. Participants in the program will learn the skills they need to be successful in trying out for one of the surge’s competitive teams and they’ll have the opportunity to earn coloured Baseball canada “Rally caps” that correspond to various levels of achievement. The Rally cap program will run from may to June and there will be an opportunity to continue in it from July to august if there is enough interest. seaway will also be offering select house League teams for players who don’t make the competitive ReP teams or don’t want to play at that level but still want to play competitive baseball. Registration is now open online at the seaway surge website at www. seawaysurge.com. Tryouts and conditioning start soon in January and runs until march. you can email [email protected] seawaysurge.com if you have any questions. Last year saw the introduction of the surge’s Rookie program. This season the organization is trying something new again and splitting its boundary in half at the lower levels between Rookie and minor PeeWee. seaway is offering east and West teams at the ReP level for those squads in hopes of bringing more young players into the program and reducing travel times for games and practices. The surge’s boundaries cover all the areas along the st. Lawrence River as far west as Gananoque, east to cornwall, and as far north to include Winchester, Greely, metcalfe, manotick, and the surrounding areas. This past season the surge invested resources into rejuvenating local ball parks, including Brockville’s Gainford Field, merrickville Field, and Brinston and morrisburg diamonds.