KXAN (AUSTIN) - The Round Rock Express is stepping up to the plate to help rebuild youth baseball fields that were destroyed in Sunday's downpour. The Oak Hill Youth Sports Association said the fall season is canceled indefinitely until the fields can be restored.
Round Express said it has offered a tour of the facility and will help the Oak Hill Youth Sports Association organize with rebuilding the baseball park. It's still finalizing its level of commitment, but said it plans to help and will send a groundskeeper to the park on Wednesday.
“After hearing about the destruction at the Oak Hill Ball Park, the Round Rock Express and Ryan-Sanders Sports Turf Services are proud to lend a hand to help restore the baseball fields," said Express spokeswoman Jill Cacic. After further assessment of the damage to the fields, we will work with the Oak Hill Youth Sports Association to see how we can use our resources to best help with recovery.”
Sunday's round of storms brought 5 to 12 inches of rain and washed out the youth complexes' six baseball fields and 2 softball fields.
The fall season is canceled indefinitely and the association said it could cost about $100,000 to fix it.
The Oak HIll Youth Sports Association said it's heartbroken and had an emergency meeting Monday night.
The fields in Southwest Austin were among the casualties of the weekend storm system that flooded creeks, some streets and some neighborhoods.
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