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Little League season put on hold

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Ballparks are typically filled with Little League teams this time of year, prepping for the upcoming season in anticipation of opening day. But Dream Fields in Kilmarnock, as well as other parks across the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, are eerily empty. No practices. No games.

“We’re really in a holding pattern right now,” said Lancaster Little League president Tiffany Wolfe.

Virginia District 15 Little League, following recommendations from Little League International, has directed its region to suspend operations until at least May 11. That directive came from Little League International, which operates more than 6,500 programs in more than 84 countries. District 15 includes the counties of Caroline, Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland, Mathews, Middlesex, King George, King William and Spotsylvania.

“We are still hoping to play ball on some level but …

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