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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Summer baseball is in full swing in Holyoke as the season has officially begun. To kick off the season, Holyoke teams were scheduled to hit the road to Oshkosh, Neb. Wednesday, May 22.

Holyoke will be represented by two PeeWee teams, a Little League team and a Babe Ruth team.

All towns will have PeeWee, Little League and Babe Ruth teams with the exception of Fleming who only has Peewee and Babe Ruth teams.

Sedgwick County will host games in both Julesburg and Ovid. Teams should look to the season schedule to distinguish where they will face Sedgwick County on the road.

John Zilla, Matt Zilla and Sherman Kage have been named as the coaches this year. This will be the trio’s first year coaching summer ball in Holyoke.

Matt Zilla, pictured at left, and John Zilla, at right, along with
Sherman Kage, will take over as summer baseball coaches this year.  

—Enterprise photo

John Zilla served as the HHS football and baseball coach for the 2012-13 year. He has also coached football and baseball in Scott City, Kan., as well as junior high wrestling in the past.

Matt Zilla just completed his freshman year at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan., where he is a member of the Buster baseball team. He also coached little league baseball in Scott City for two years.

Kage also has an extensive coaching history. He coached high school and youth level softball in Akron for six years as well as club baseball in Brush for five years.

Games are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with the league tournament to be held in Fleming Wednesday-Saturday, June 19-22.

PeeWee games will begin at 4:30 p.m., Little League 6 p.m. and Babe Ruth at 7:30 p.m. Because Holyoke has two PeeWee teams, they will play a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m., with each game lasting three innings with a one-hour time limit.

In addition to Wednesday’s match with Oshkosh, Holyoke will host Sedgwick County Friday, May 24; host Chappell, Neb. Wednesday, May 29; play at Haxtun Friday, May 31; at Fleming Monday, June 3; host Oshkosh Wednesday, June 5; at Sedgwick County in Julesburg Friday, June 7; at Chappell Monday, June 10; host Haxtun Wednesday, June 12; and host Fleming Friday, June 14.

Holyoke Enterprise May 23, 2013