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April 8, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

Umpires to fight cancer

The local Schohanna Board of Baseball and Softball Umpires will participate in the the fourth annual “Umpires Striking Out Cancer,” which runs May 5-10.

Umpires will donate portion of their game fees to the American Cancer Society and invite all of the local baseball and softball programs to join.

For more information, call Mark Lamb at 607-432-0482 or email marklamb_62@hotmail.com.

Softball league meets May 6

The 35-and-over softball league will hold a second preseason meeting at 7 p.m. May 6 at Dino’s Bar & Grill.

All teams should have a manager or representative attend as the league will vote on rules for the upcoming season and the schedule will be distributed.

For more information, call Eric at 607-432-1871 or email eahlqvist@hotmail.com.

BASE Race set for May 24

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host the third annual BASE Race on May 24 as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend.

The charity runs begin with a competitive 10-kilometer race at 8 a.m., followed by a 5K fun run at 8:15 a.m. Both will start and end at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. Former major league players will be a part of the race activities.

Pre-registration costs $25 per person or $50 for families and includes a T-shirt (first 300 to register), a goodie bag, a general admission ticket to the Classic and an admission ticket to the Hall that is valid May 24.

Race-day registration is $40 per person and $65 for families. Proceeds support the Hall’s “Be A Superior Example” program, which promotes healthy lifestyle choices for people of all ages.

To sign up, visit the website www.baseballhall.org/BASErace. For more information, call the Hall at 607-547-0397 or the Clark Sports Center at 607-547-2800.

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