Casper Oilers return to field with restricted practices

Published: May. 12, 2020 at 5:50 PM CDT
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The Casper Oilers have started practicing under some restrictions and with a new head coach.

"I have actually talked to a couple of my college coaches and I'm like wow what a year to get your first head coaching job trying to navigate some of this stuff," said Casper Oilers Head Coach Tannar Galey. "Everyday it seems like plans are changing, restrictions are changing, things are changing so we are just trying to adjust and take it day by day to make sure we can do our best to obviously keep players safe, keep families safe but also allow us to at least give these kids baseball this summer, especially here in the state of Wyoming."

Recently, Wyoming American Legion baseball teams were allowed to start practice but under certain guidelines like less than nine players and coaches on any one field at a time.

"We set up a station to station kind of approach using as many facilities as we can with staggered starts so they are spread out so we can kind of mitigate any intermingling between the groups," said Galey. "We are getting a lot of reps in with ground balls, fly balls, a lot of catch play, a lot of swings in the cages and off the tee, things like that, so just getting a lot of reps right now with that."

Right now there is no word on when games will be played.