The baseball fields of Seward have been bustling every weeknight for the last few weeks, with youngsters learning the basics of the classic summertime sport.

Seward’s Little League is split into four levels. The youngest players enter the league at Tee Ball, where batters hit the ball off of a stationary tee. Those with a little more experience play Coach-Pitch, with the added challenge of learning to hit a moving target. Seven- to 12-year-olds play in the Minor Division or Major Division, depending on age and ability level.

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Each team has practice one night per week, during which coaches and parent volunteers teach the fundamentals of throwing, pitching, catching, fielding, hitting and running the bases. The pieces come together in weekly games, where each team faces off against another team within their level.