The 2020 Valley Baseball League season has been cancelled. Thanks to all our sponsors and host families who were on board for the summer. Hopefully, you'll stick with us for 2021. Thanks to all the college coaches who agreed to send their players to the Braves and the rest of the VBL teams. And good luck to all the players who were planning to come to Staunton. It hurts that we won't be able to watch you play this summer at Moxie Field. We'll be back in 2021!
The following is the statement from Bruce Alger, VBL Commissioner.
“As the Commissioner of the Valley Baseball League, it is with much sadness that I pass on to you that the Executive Committee unanimously agreed to officially cancel our 2020 Valley Baseball League season.” Set to begin in about eight weeks, the league has decided that the risk is just too great. The players will be released from their contracts to pursue other activities.
The league is thankful for the incredible sponsorship's over past years and in preparation for this summer, and hopes that sponsors will choose to rejoin the league in the future. That money, however, would be better served to support local businesses and families in need in this trying time.
The league is in planning stages for a great 2021 season, so while we will miss the great VBL fans at the ballpark this summer, it will make the resumption of the league in 2021 all the more sweet.
The Valley League wishes everyone remains healthy and safe for the duration of our epidemic."