Attn: RAOA Baseball and Softball Officials
Due to the ongoing health situation and looking at MSHSL activity as well as directives state wide from multiple agencies, the meetings scheduled for this Sunday (3/15) and Monday (3/16) will be postponed.
With the MSHSL extension for online meeting and exam deadlines being extended, we will follow suit and postpone our meetings two weeks. We plan to do an online/virtual format yet to be determined. Please stay tuned for updates from MSHSL and RAOA.
At this time we are working with schools to enter schedules. Due to uncertainty as to the season and in what format games will be played, we will hold off on assigning umpires at this time.
Please continue to update your calendars and be prepared for an intense brief HS season when and if the health risk passes and teams are cleared to compete. Please direct (important only please) questions to RAOA leadership and avoid reaching out to MSHSL at this time as they are very overloaded.
Tentative New Meeting Dates and Times (online/virtual format):
Sunday 3/29 - New Umpires and Mentors 6pm-8pm
Monday 3/30 - ALL Umpires
Softball: 5:30pm start
Baseball: 7pm start
Note from MSHSL: Deadlines for exams and online meetings will be extended by two weeks to accommodate officials at varying points in the eligibility process. Officials will not be used for scrimmages or games until April 6, 2020. It is possible that spring sports may be limited further beyond this date. Discussions will be on-going regarding this topic.