Fall wooden bat league showcase games hosted by Barry Lyons
For high school baseball players aspiring to take their talents to the college level and beyond, the Barry Lyons Baseball Fall Wooden Bat League is the perfect starting point to furthering their careers on the diamond.
Tomorrow, high school standouts from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast will suit up at MGM Park for a pair of showcase games and hence the name, wooden bat league, the players won’t be taking any hacks of the aluminum variety.
As a former major league catcher for the New York Mets, Lyons created this experience to simulate the real deal. Through the years, it’s proven to be a successful launch pad for some of the other local legends from the 228. “I’ve been doing this for many years and we’ve had guys such as Bobby Bradley play in our league, B.A. Vollmuth. Daniel Keating, who’s at USM currently, are three names that I could mention off the top. And there’s a few of them that I believe have a legitimate chance to play professionally. And certainly my hope and my goal and why I do what I do is to help those kids, teach them life lessons that I have learned through my career in baseball and through my walk in life,” said Lyons.
The first game will start at 5:30 p.m. from MGM Park featuring high school freshmen and sophomores. Game two is set for 7:30 p.m. and will be comprised of the upper classmen.