Boys of the summer are back

Crisp County upcoming freshman take the field and play against the Tfit County Blue Devils. / Jon Benson

Once high school baseball seasons come to a close and seniors move on, it's time for underclassmen to step up. For the youngsters, the summer baseball league gives them a chance to make an impression on their future varsity coach.

The Crisp County Cougars hosted its first game of the summer league against Tift County. Each game is set up a bit differently, meaning game one is made up of mostly freshman while game two consist of sophomores and juniors. Schools from all over the Southwest Georgia area get a chance to compete in this month long league.

The league gives young sluggers a chance to learn the signals called from the dugout while learning the speed of the game at the high school level. Although the ages and grades might be different, they all have one thing in common and that's earning a spot on that final varsity roster for next season.