Ponder Baseball was established in May of 2012 to help fundraising efforts for the Miracle League of El Paso’s sports programs. The Miracle League of El Paso obtained the use of the other two baseball fields located in Ponder Park. During the summer of 2012 we will be hosting tee ball (ages 4-5) on the Junior League’s Field of Miracles, coach pitch (ages 6-8) on the field located on the corner of Catalpa and W H Burges and regular baseball (ages 9-10) to be played on the Little League field inside Ponder Park.
Tee ball games are scheduled for the month of July on Thursday and Friday evenings 6 and 7:15 pm with additional play on Saturday at 8 am. Beginning August 13, additional evening games are scheduled and can be located on the website for Ponder Baseball.
Coach pitch games are scheduled at 6:30 pm Monday through Friday evening and Saturdays beginning at 4:15 pm. The 9-10 yr old Baseball games are scheduled at 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday evenings, Fridays games are planned at 5 pm and 6:55 pm with Saturday games beginning at 8 am.
We have registered a total of 32 teams (10 tee ball, 8 coach pitch, 14 9-10 yr old baseball). The summer season will begin Monday, July 9 and runs through Saturday, September 8. Playoffs will follow and the new fall season will begin September 17, 2012. Registration for the fall season begins August 1, 2012 with a deadline of August 31, 2012. Team registration fees are $500 per team. Information can be obtained through the office (915) 779-4770.
The success of the first season of Ponder Baseball indicates the need for additional baseball fields in our community. The awareness of Ponder Baseball teams and their families and coaches is hoped to contribute additional volunteers for the “Angels In the Outfield” (buddies) program for the Miracle League of El Paso sports programs. The concession stand in the Miracle League field complex is expected to be a busy place beginning Monday with expectations to contribute to offset program expenses as well.