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On the diamond

 

May 30, 2014

Eric Seidle

Kenton Dennis gathers up his bat and batting helmet as he walks into the dugout in between innings during a Havre Youth baseball game.

Havre little league baseball, which has had area kids trying their hands at working as a team and learning the game, is wrap ping up soon in June.

A youth baseball season lasts around two or three months for the teams that are, on average, made up of 5- and 6-year-olds.

Some teams have the players rotate positions each time they take the field, while the other team's players each take their turns taking a swing at the ball on the batting tee.

Lavon Myers is a coach for one of the little league teams. When he is not coaching little league, he has a lot of things that keep him busy. He is an admissions recruiter and assistant men's basketball coach at Montana State University-Northern and is employed at Wells Fargo and Master Sports. He is also a father and a husband.

"So, I'm pretty busy," Myers said.

He added that he finds time to coach little league baseball because his son is a player and he thinks that the sport is good for the kids.

"You get them started in youth baseball,...



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