A Change.org petition aiming to bring high school baseball to Montana has been picking up steam.

The Montana High School Association recently released results of a statewide school vote to form a baseball committee. Montana High Schools voted 83-43 in favor of forming the committee. There seems to be strong support for high school baseball across the state.

The petition currently has just shy of 3,000 signatures as of Wednesday, January 20. The goal is to reach 5,000.

According to the petition, Montana one of the only states that doesn't offer baseball as an option for high school students. It states that there are a significant number of baseball players who quit playing when they reach high school due to limited options.

This proposal is not to create an alternative to the current options. The intention is not to compete with the American Legion or Club programs, but rather to compliment them. This is no different then the way high school softball works complimentary to club softball programs during the summers. We firmly believe high school baseball will only increase the number of children playing the sport and likely increase participation in the summer programs.

Honestly, it would be great to be able to watch high school baseball games, and would give student athletes another opportunity to compete in high school sports. If you'd like to get involved, you can contact local school leadership and encourage them to support the proposal by Stevensville High School to sanction baseball as a high school sport in Montana.

To learn more about the petition and add your signature, click here.

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