Iowa high schools will play baseball and softball: Initial reactions + questions we still have

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Wednesday morning, Gov. Kim Reynolds gave the green light for high school summer sports in Iowa. Within hours, the state’s governing bodies for interscholastic athletics proceeded. As a result, high school baseball and softball are all systems go. According to the Iowa Department of Education, team-organized practices for baseball and softball may begin June 1 “unless circumstances dictate a change in date.” Games may begin June 15. In both cases, a long list of mitigation efforts are required — in the words of the Department of Education — “to help ensure player, coach, and spectator safety during games.” After Reynolds’ announcement, the IGHSAU board of directors and IHSAA board of control met, and both voted to approve resuming the 2020 summer seasons under Department of Education guidelines. In this podcast, The Gazette's Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher and Jeff Johnson react to the news and discuss ongoing questions about what this season will look like. Read more: Jean Berger, Tom Keating and the aftermath of the decision to open up Iowa high school sports https://www.thegazette.com/subject/sp... It's 'PLAY BALL' for Iowa high school summer sports https://www.thegazette.com/subject/sp... Follow: Twitter https://twitter.com/iowaprepsports Facebook https://www.facebook.com/iowaprepsports/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iowaprepsports/

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