DENVER — After due diligence, the MHCBL has announced today the league will move to a 20 game season due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The league will kick off its 10th anniversary season on June 15, 2020. Each team will play a double header against each other for the regular season.
However, there will be no All-Star game this season. The postseason is still in tact, as it will start on July 22, 2020 in Johnstown, Colorado.
STATEMENT FROM OWNER AMANDA KUBEC:
“We want to look out for two very important things as we move forward –the safety and well-being of players, coaches, fans, staff, and all those involved in the MHCBL summer season. We also want to provide an opportunity for these athletes to develop their skills – especially after their spring seasons being canceled.
We understand the greater need for summer baseball. However, we are not blind to the current pandemic our country and the world is battling. We feel as though it is still too soon to make decisions as far as canceling the season and we want to be able to adapt and pivot as we continue to work with local health officials and the government around the guidelines and health orders regarding the ability to play this summer.
After determining our contingency plan, we believe this will still allow for adequate playing time for all athletes involved considering the current situation, as we can move forward with a season”