Almont’s Dalton Oliphant throws a pitch to home plate at the Capac All-Star Tourney last summer.

ALMONT — The cancellations continue to mount as the Almont Youth Baseball Association has opted not to go ahead with their 2020 season.

“I am sad to announce the AYBA will not be holding a 2020 season this year,” AYBA President Brandon Gable stated. “This was not an easy decision to make given our current situation, the recent
“Stay at Home” order, and putting the health and safety of our children children and our community first it is what we believe is the most responsible decision to make,” he noted.

“We encourage the kids to reach out to their coaches for tips, advice, training ideas or just to sit and talk baseball. We will continue to add training ideas to our website as well.”

There will be a few options for families to take as far as refunds, donations and fundraising. These options are available to the sponsors as well.

Option 1- You can choose to donate your 2020 registration fee/sponsorship to help with field maintenance and upgrades that are planned to be completed by the end of summer. This will help get your family’s name on our community partner sponsorship board displayed at the concession stand for our 2021 season.

Option 2- You can choose to roll your registration/sponsorship to the 2021 season.

Option 3- You can choose to receive a full refund.

Option 4- You can donate your $20 opt out payment from the fundraiser. Those funds will be used for field improvement/upgrades.

“This is a unique time, one that AYBA has never experienced before, a summer with no baseball,” Gable observed. “However this also leaves us with a unique opportunity that we never had, a summer we can use to build on our fields, make upgrades where need be and additions that are very hard to do once baseball starts,” he noted.

“Once we can get back to the fields, as a community, we hope to see all you up there lending a hand and helping us improve. As a non-profit, we operate completely off volunteer time and donations. The fact we have grown this much and have been able to provide an amazing baseball experience for our children year after year just goes to show what a great community we live in.”

For further details, you can contact Brandon Gable at 760-889-8902 or via e-mail at

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.