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Summer boys baseball league players seek hosts

The Mountain West Summer Baseball League returns for its second season with games starting June 7. College baseball players from across the country are looking for host families in Eagle County for the six-week season.
Candyce Piper | Special to the Daily |

Be a host

For more information or to sign up to be a host family, call Mountain West Summer League commissioner Joe LeFebre at 602-332-7156. It is roughly a six-week commitment.

EAGLE COUNTY — College baseball players from across the country will descend on the Rocky Mountains in early June, and many of them are looking for a host family for six weeks.

The Mountain West Summer Collegiate Baseball League returns for its second year with teams in Vail, Eagle Valley, Summit County, Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction and Glenwood-Carbondale.

“If there’s any families that would like to host a college baseball player for five-and-a-half, six weeks, that’d be great,” said Joe LeFebre, league commissioner, “especially if they are families with baseball players.”

In the league’s first season, baseball players from 30 different states participated in the league, as well as some from Canada and Australia, LeFebre said.

It’s a wood-bat league with games Tuesdays, Thursdays and doubleheaders Saturdays beginning June 7. It is one of 15 to 20 leagues across the nation giving college athletes the opportunity to continue playing while on break from school, LeFebre said.

“They get to experience Colorado and all of the great things Colorado has to offer,” he said.

‘FAMILY COMING TO TOWN’

Last year, some athletes had to stay in hotels for the beginning of the six weeks, LeFebre said.

“They wouldn’t come out, especially to the mountains, if they had to rent a place for six weeks,” he said.

Families from Vail to Gypsum who are interested in hosting a college baseball player should call LeFebre at 602-332-7156 to sign up or for more information.

“It’s like you have your family coming to town; you don’t have to cook every meal for them, you’re just hosting a player,” LeFebre said.




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