Governor says ‘Play Ball!’ to Iowa high schools

   Governor Kim Reynolds last week gave the go-ahead for Iowa high schools to play baseball and softball this summer.

   Both sports will begin practice June 1 and will be able to play their first games June 15 with fans in attendance, though with restrictions in place. The decision came as a welcome surprise for MFL MarMac baseball coach Brandon Burke.

   “I was about 50-50 about whether they were going to let us play or not,” he said. “I was surprised and really happy.”

   The coach said out of the nearly 30 kids that he expects to have on the team this year, he heard from nearly a dozen of them within an hour of the governor’s announcement.


For more of this story see the May 27 Outlook.