Austin (KXAN) - Last Sunday's devastating floods destroyed the Oak Hill Baseball Complex, indefinitely cancelling the fall season. The clean-up effort started Saturday.
Railroad ties, debris, unearthed pipes, and torn fences were left after the storm rattled the ball park. Parents believe the flash floods spilled over from Williamson Creek, which is parallel to the complex.
Parents said the slush of water and debris must have been about two to three feet high when it swept across the eight different fields.
Now that the water is gone the clean up is underway.
Coaches, church groups, strangers and more all showed up to lend a helping hand on Saturday after hearing the news.
"Theres piles of sand all over the place so we are here to pick it up," said Cam Hatch, a player on the St. Edwards team.
It's believed the floods spilled over from the Williamson Creek creating over $100,000 in damage. The Oak Hill Youth Sports Association has broken their rebuilding efforts into phases.
"We are basically stripping this entire facility to its core so we can then come in and figure out exactly what needs to happen," said Association President Stephen Bega.
The Oak Hill Youth Sports Association said it relies heavily on donations. Organizers have set up a special site for rebuilding donations.
They're also selling shirts to help raise funds to rebuild the youth association which started nearly 50 years ago.
"Even something as small as a t-shirt can really show your support for Oak Hill is something that will really be appreciated," said Bega.
The shirts can be purchased for $12 at Big Frog.
While they've still got a lot on their plate and many bases left to cover, organizers and players are hoping to have the facility back running in time for their spring season.
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