The Long Beach Unified School District and it’s Moore League baseball teams will get to play games at Bohl Diamond at Blair Field this year, but they won’t be able to host the customary 3:30 and 6 p.m. doubleheaders because of COVID-19 protocol.
The Long Beach State facilities management department says its adhering to the California Department Of Public Health youth and recreational sports guidelines. They state that, “No tournaments or events that involve more than two teams” can occur at a venue, and since the high school baseball doubleheader involves four teams they would need a minimum of two hours between the games for sanitation practices.
According to Moore League secretary Lisa Ulmer, they wouldn’t be able to play the games at the usual times of 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. due to those rules. The possibility of a 1 p.m. start for the first game was not considered because the student-athletes would need to miss classes.
A limit of 450 spectators will be allowed to attend the games. They must be COVID screened at the gates and wear their masks at all times.
The games that will be allowed at Bohl Diamond at Blair Field are Lakewood vs. Jordan this Friday at 3:30 p.m. Wilson will take on Cabrillo on May 7 at the same time, and Lakewood will play Poly on May 21. That game is scheduled for 3:15 p.m.