Ballplayer wants new Shelburne team created this spring

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Darren Deinstadt pitched for the UNB team this fall.

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By Greg Bennett

If Darren Deinstadt has his way Shelburne will have an intermediate men’s baseball team this summer.

The 20-year-old pitched for the Yarmouth Gateways last year, travelling back and forth at least twice a week for games and practices.

He thinks that there is enough talent and interest in the game in Shelburne County to field a competitive intermediate team and is hoping he can make that a reality this season.

Deinstadt, who also played baseball with the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton last year, says there are both older and younger talented players in the area that could be interested in playing.

“Definitely there are some guys in their mid-20s here who would still like to play ball,” he said.

There been some preliminary talks with the Shelburne County Baseball Association and there are plans to move the conversation to the provincial level at some point. If everything goes well, tryouts could be held this spring.

“First we have to see if there’s enough interest and enough players to form a team,” said Deinstadt.

Anyone interested in helping out as a player or coach can contact Deinstadt at ddeinsta@unb.ca

If the effort to form a team is successful, help will also be needed from local businesses.

“If we can get a team together any sponsors would be much appreciated,” he said. “This is an idea that is just starting but if everything lines up right hopefully we can start playing this summer.”

Organizations: University of New Brunswick, Shelburne County Baseball Association

Geographic location: Shelburne County, Fredericton

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