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MINK baseball cancels season due to COVID-19

The MINK league decided to cancel the 2020 season due to concerns about the Coronavirus and the uncertainties that still remain.

MINK League Commissioner Ron Rodriguez said, “It is with great disappointment that the MINK League has determined that we cannot play this season.We join the many other leagues across the United States that have been affected by the COVID-19 virus and the fallout from it. But we must have the safety of our communities, host families, players, coaches, staff and officials as our main concern. Our communities are a vital part of the MINK League and we enjoy and appreciate their support. We made every effort to play this season and delayed the decision to make the most educated decision possible.”

A spokesperson for the league says it will return in 2021. The Jefferson City Renegades had played two seasons in the MINK.

“The summer tradition that is MINK League Baseball is something we hold very special. 2021 is going to be a very special season, a celebration. We want to thank all of the health care and frontline workers that have worked to keep us safe, and our thoughts are with those affected. We wish everyone to be safe and well,” noted MINK League President Ky Turner.

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Tyler Murry

Tyler Murry is a sports reporter and anchor. He has lived in Columbia since 2013 and worked at ABC 17 News since 2017.

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