Bret Sanders and the Lake Mills Grays will have to wait until July 4 to begin their season.

The start of the 2020 Home Talent League season once again has been pushed back to July.

Originally slated to begin the weekend of June 7, the HTL Executive Board is postponing the start of the season to July 4, according to a news release to its 44 teams on May 7.

The purpose of choosing July 4 as a start day is Independence Day: “The day to celebrate America with America’s pastime.”

In April, the HTL Executive Board announced it would push the start date back to the first Sunday in June due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After the start of the season was postponed to June 7, the four sections of the league put together tentative seasons, including the Lake Mills Grays who play in the Southeast Section.

As of last May 7, teams had not yet put together a tentative schedule to account for a July 4 start date. The HTL stated that the league’s start date would be contingent on local ordinances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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