I cannot speak for other areas of the Commonwealth and across the country, but I know darn well in the 22601 zip code, the quality of baseball is declining very rapidly.
Example: The Handley Judges Baseball program had a two-year run of 46-4 in 1999 and 2000 while winning the program's only Group AA State Title in 1999 with 25-1 record.
Just last year, The Handley Judges had just 25 kids tryout for BOTH Varsity and JV programs with 7 or 8 of those 25 kids being 8th graders.
What in the world is wrong with this picture?
It would not surprise to see Handley High School's baseball program go defunct within 5yrs.