La Vergne announces little league governing body - WKRN News 2

La Vergne announces little league governing body

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LA VERGNE, Tenn. -

The La Vergne Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday announced the partnership that will allow hundreds of boys and girls to play ball this spring.

Nashville RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) has teamed up with the city of La Vergne to manage the 2013 spring and fall baseball, softball and tee-ball seasons.

The season was almost canceled when the La Vergne Baseball and Softball Association, a group that was presumed for years to be a non-profit, failed to provide documentation showing non-profit status.

Nashville RBI stepped up to the plate to manage the league.

"We saw a need here for children who wanted to play baseball, softball and t-ball," said Nashville RBI Chairman John Ray Clemmons. "So we wanted to step in and make sure this season wasn't lost."

The season will start three weeks late with opening day now scheduled for April 27.

Teams will play about 12 games instead of the usual 18.

The cost to parents has not yet been determined.

The LBSA was comprised of more than 800 players, aged three to 18.

A coach's meeting will be held Tuesday.

Details about how to sign up for the upcoming season will follow.

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