DYAA recreational league heads toward end of season with a triple header
After beginning at the end of April, Dartmouth Youth Activities Association said farewell to its 2023 season with three simultaneous championship games, one for each league, on August 8.
Little League saw the Red Sox face off against the Reds, with the Red Sox taking a convincing 11-1 victory, ending the game early by default.
Junior League was more contested, but the Marlins took the game in an 8-4 win against the Red Sox. The teams will play a rematch for the championship on Tuesday, August 15.
The Pony League’s championship featured Boston College against Penn State, with Boston taking the win 10-3. The Pony League also has a rematch game on August 15.
The championships come right in the middle of DYAA’s two-weekend John B. Steele tournament. Under 10 teams played August 5 and 6, while older kids will play August 12 and 13.
This is DYAA’s 68th year in operation, and the co-ed league looks stronger than ever: at each of the three fields, around 40 parents and community members gathered to cheer on the youth baseball teams.
DYAA’s home Crapo Fields have seen some recent changes too, including new scoreboards and field improvements. New dugouts are coming in the future.
The league raises money through its concession stand and summer baseball camp, but President Chris McClain said the league couldn’t operate without the generous donations it receives. A Plus General Contracting, Total Welding Supply, Kaplan, Lowes and Kohl’s are all important donors, along with individuals like Paul Flanagan and Patrick Walsh, the latter of which payed for the scoreboards and field improvements.