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Texas Little League Field Trashed by Massive Flood

Andy Berg

A community in Texas is scrambling to clean up the local Little League field after floods tore up the venue this week.

The Northwest Little League is hoping to have the work on the field done by fall.

Floodwater ripped the outfield fence out of the ground and dragged it to the infield. The underground dugouts were filled to the brim with water, and pumps had to be used to remove the water.

The league is still trying to bounce back after the pandemic.

League president David Hinebaugh said the organization is already down $20,000 from where they would usually be after a season.

“I’ve been at the league for 25 years, and this is the worst damage I’ve ever seen out here. We had floods before the great flood of 1999, and it just took down two back little corners,” Hinebaugh told the local ABC affiliate.

The upcoming fall season was expected to draw a lot of registrations but a spate of severe weather has set the league back.

Northwest Little League hopes to have the flood damage repaired before the fall season starts Aug. 7.

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