Enrolment in baseball programs is up 20 per cent, says Baseball PEI. (Canada Games 2013)

A pilot program introducing fall baseball to P.E.I. schools this year was such a success Baseball PEI plans to expand the program next year.

A two-weekend fall baseball season was tried in six island schools, said Baseball PEI president Don LeClair.

"It was very much a trial and error thing this year," said LeClair.

"We were very pleased with the interest shown by the schools who participated and by the number of players who participated, because there are a lot of options for high school athletes at that time of the year."

LeClair hopes baseball will be offered at all high schools next year, and the season will run four or five weeks.

Community-based baseball is also making a comeback, with enrolment on P.E.I. up 20 per cent in the last year.