McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

April 4, 2013

Turnout low for Pitt 8 softball and baseball

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — Blame it on laziness — or too many activities. Blame it on a lack of youth programs — or youth programs too focused on competition.

Blame it on the rising popularity of basketball and the loss of multi-sport athletes.

Whatever the cause, across most of the Pitt 8 Conference, fewer kids are turning out for baseball and slow-pitch softball. Of the 16 baseball and softball teams across the eight Pitt 8 schools, only four saw their numbers go up from last season.

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