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National Little League Operations Postponed Amid Coronavirus Concerns

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — After consultation with Little League International Headquarters, Little League Western Regional Headquarters and county health officials, local league programs within District 49 have elected to postpone all Little League operations until April 6, 2020 as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Earlier in the day, Little League released a statement requesting that local leagues postpone their seasonal operations.

“For those leagues that have already begun their seasons, we kindly ask that you postpone all league activity that may involve the gathering of individuals for games, practices, events, or meetings,” said Steven Keener, President and CEO of Little League International. “If you have not started your season, we kindly ask that you modify your schedule and season plans to start no earlier than April 6.”

District and Local League officials will continue to provide updates to our players, parents and fans as we receive them from Little League International. District 49 and the local leagues are determined to ensure that our players receive a full season of games and we will work together to ensure that children in the High Desert can enjoy a 2020 baseball and softball season.

Little League International and District 49 will continue to provide additional guidance on the impact of delaying the season on player eligibility and tournament participation. At this time, no decision has been made regarding delaying the start of the Little League International Tournament, however, it is the hope of all volunteers that the Little League seasons can continue uninterrupted after April 6.

Please continue to monitor our District website, , and our social media for any further updates.

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