Maricopa American Legion Post 133, will be holding tryouts for talented baseball players ages 13 to 19. The tryouts will be Monday 7-9 p.m. at Copper Sky.
Organizers are looking for experienced ballplayers who want to play against high school level competition. The season will begin May 30. The team will play close to 20 games. Opening Day will be at the baseball fields at Copper Sky Recreational Center with a double header on May 30.
For more information e-mail Kevingusse@msn.com, Legion website at alpost133az.org or Azball.org.
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