Pee Wee and Minors baseball teams from Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park competed in the end-of-the-year in-house tournament, hosted by the Cottage Grove Athletic Association July 8-10 at Hamlet Park in Cottage Grove.
The CGAA provides spring and summer baseball for Cottage Grove youth. Its in-house programs start at age 4 and go up to 12 with four levels of play -- Tee Ball, Pitchball, Pee Wees and Minors.
In Pee Wees, 9- and 10-year-olds, are introduced to kids pitching to kids. It brings into the game the aspect of balls and strikes as well as walks. In Minors, 11- and 12-year-olds take part in their final in-house stage of baseball training. It continues by adding the concept of stolen bases. After Minors, players tryout for traveling baseball teams.
For more on CGAA baseball, and the full results of the tournament, visit www.cgbaseball.org.
See additional photos in the July 13 issue of the Bulletin