New facility provides year round practice for little leaguers

SELINSGROVE — There may still be snow on the ground, but little leaguers in Selinsgrove are thinking about baseball season.

That is thanks in part to a new indoor facility says president of Selinsgrove little league Matt Slivinski.  “Two and a half years ago we approached a company that has a warehouse on Water Street.  We leased that warehouse until last winter when we bought it.  Originally it was a practice facility with five batting cages, carpeting and lights.  This year, we decided to redo the building, insulate it and get it ready for a more permanent 365 day use.”

Slivinski says in the future they are also looking to put in a heating unit and open up the facility to the public.  “As of right now it is just for the little leaguers, but ultimately we want to open it for all kids.  The point is to share it.”

The new little league facility in Selinsgrove is at Water and Spruce Streets.  There are anywhere between 275-350 kids from ages 4-14 in the Selinsgrove little league program.  The little league season begins in early March. (Sara Bartlett)

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