Ascension Parish’s Small Ball League for 3- to 4-year-olds recently wrapped up its season.

Twenty teams with approximately 12 girls and boys each began practice in late April and played from May through June. Many games were canceled due to thunderstorms or muddy fields at Paula Park.

The children hit the ball off of a tee, but by the end of the season, several teams had coaches or parents pitch the ball and give each child three attempts to hit it before going back to the tee.