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Clinton area girls interested in playing softball competitively are encouraged to try out for a travel team that will enter it's second year of existence.

Jason Yost is the President of the Clinton Youth Softball Association and indicates after a popular team dissolved several years ago, he and many others are working to bring the travel concept back to Clinton.

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According to Yost, the first year, which was this past season, they only put a 12 and under team not knowing what to expect. He explains they want to allow as many girls the opportunity to play as they can.

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Yost believe giving the girls of Clinton this opportunity will translate to not only success in the future playing softball, but also in life.

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Yost indicates the schedule they hope to have the teams play will be very involved. He says they hope to participate in several tournaments with game during the week.

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This will be a round of tryouts for next summer's schedule. According to Yost, they will host a tryout this Thursday evening at 5 pm at the high school then again on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm also at the high school.

He says the girls will be hitting and fielding and there will be a separate tryout following each session for pitchers and catchers.

For more information you can contact Yost at 217-823-1330.

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