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Youth Baseball Thriving In Tyler County League

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replacing the Major League outfield fence last year due to rotting and the same was done this year to the Minor League field. Two of the three batting cages have new nets and turf and the third will likely have new turf installed next year. It's evident when listening to Gay the amount of pride he has in the facilities and the effort put in by all to help make this happen. He thanks all the local companies that purchase advertising signs that gives the fields a professional appearance and Walling Signs for printing them for the TCYBL. Gay also mentioned appreciation for the help and assistance of volunteers and trustees who help maintain the fields. Applying lime, fertilizing and seeding early in the year as well as watering, mowing and otherwise taking care of the fields which is typically a couple of times a week. Does that mean that all the upgrades are finished? Not hardly. The lights on the Junior League field had to be removed and the poles taken down due to severe health and safety hazards they produced, both to the players and the close proximity to Highway 190, and they've yet to be replaced. It will be a 'serious' undertaking to purchase and install lights on the Junior League field according to Gay. Future projects are being planned, including a new storage unit that is slated to be donated by Dixon Storage Buildings located north of Woodville. It's a tremendous thing for the people of Tyler County to pull together with one another to have such a venue, but it's really all for the kids. It's a place they can come to and participate, have fun learning and playing a game they love as well as building comradery among teammates, learning sportsmanship from their coaches and parents all while having such a great community involvement. It makes for life-long memories as many adults who have played there as kids will attest to. Teams will conclude league play in May, but All-Star teams will continue to use the fields to practice and play into June as they compete in District and All-State tournaments if they qualify.

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