Youth Baseball back in 2017

The  City was approached by several potential partners to bring little league baseball back to Middletown again.  The first step in bringing back baseball is having a field for a team to play on.

We are working with several of those partners to start the reconstruction of Rathman field.  We have partners donating time and materials, the YMCA is working on getting a little league charter for Middletown, and the city kicked in $25,000 towards  the rebuilding of the baseball diamond.

Work started this week as we poured concrete for the beginning of the dugouts.  I’ll try to keep you updated as construction continues and we hope to have the beginning of a little league baseball program in Middletown next spring!



5 thoughts on “Youth Baseball back in 2017

  1. This is a great decision by Mr. Adkins for the youth of Middletown. I served as President or League Director for the Edgewood Youth Baseball Association for 10 years and there is nothing in this world like the happiness of children. If this new league is organized and run properly it will more than pay the city back for its investment. I hope the right people are put in place to make decisions for the league and especially the right people handling the finances. Every youth league should be self supporting and not drain the community. Good luck to the future Middies who will come from this exciting new program.


  2. we had ball park the best ‘whose stupid ideal to move softball baseball we cant afford todecorate midd.we need copy paper for our schools midd cant afford pick up leaves or fix streets /fireworks /I could go on and expect taxpayers to pay for all of this city gives 25thousand.i think we should have a say in this ,I’m for the kids I had 2 sons played .one in in Trenton also 4years at husband coached 37 years .he would turn over in his grave if knew no youth baseball in midd. esp smith park ,I guess you have nothing better to do but play tic tack toe with our ball diamonds .


  3. What is the status for youth baseball for 2017 in Middletown?

    Blessings, The Stone Family Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12


    • The field at Rathmann is under construction. I spoke this morning with the downtown YMCA Director and we should have sign up information coming in the next two weeks. As soon as I get the info, I’ll pass it along here.


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