Park ball returns at Northside
The lights have come back on at Northside Park and it’s time to play ball.
The 2020 park ball seasons were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But after a year’s wait, boys and girls, ages 6-to-13 returned to action.
“It was great,” said Parks director Cody Bryan. “Everyone was happy to be back out there. Everyone was in a good mood. We had a good crowd, It was good for the town.”
The teams have been practicing for about a month in anticipation of opening night. Bryan said there were 515 boys and girls playing baseball and softball and 170 children playing T-ball.
Northside Park participates in the Dixie Youth-Boys for baseball and USSSA in softball. There are 21 baseball teams and 17 softball teams spread over the different age groups.
“We will be playing Monday, Tuesday and Thursday,” Bryan said. “We will be playing on all eight fields Monday and Tuesdays. We only have two fields running on Thursday.”