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Walcott leads JBLN into 30th season

Jeffrey Walcott has been appointed as the new president of the Junior Baseball League of Nassau.

 

The Board of Directors of the Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) has announced that Jeffrey Walcott has assumed the role of president of the organization with effect from July 25, 2018.

Walcott, who has been a member and coach in JBLN for nine years, will head the organization as JBLN prepares to celebrate 30 years of organized baseball, with a girls softball component, in the 2019 season.

JBLN is the oldest organization in youth baseball having started in 1989 with 30-plus players, and now has an enrollment of 420 boys and 80 girls playing in seven divisions (age groups).

As for Walcott, he will replace Bertram Murray Jr. who has served as JBLN President since 2014, and is a long-standing member and coach for 15-plus years.

 

Murray has announced that he will continue to be a part of JBLN but in a reduced capacity.

He demitted office on June 30 and the league expresses its gratitude for the many years of service that he provided in player development and coaching as well as administration.

At the same time, JBLN announces that preparation is well underway for the 2019 season.

Online Registration begins September 1, at the website www.jblnbaseball.com. There will be registration and payments at the fields, September 15, 22 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Final registration, if space is available, is set for October 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be tryouts from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., and the draft will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

JBLN will start its pre-season on Wednesday, November 7 and w

ill open the 2019 season on Saturday, January 12.