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Sports Complex gets updates

From new turf for batting cages to new bullpens, the Mitchell Co. Sports Complex is getting some updates in time for spring sports.

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Sports complex gets updates

battingcagesturfMitchell County baseball, softball and soccer teams are fortunate to have the Mitchell County Sports Complex facility at their disposal. Updates and additions are being made to the facility now, which will make it better for athletes and fans come baseball and softball season.
According to complex manager Darlene Moore, there are several improvements and upgrades being made to the facility, including new turf for the batting cages and new bullpens.
In the past, pitchers warming up had to pitch toward the bleachers, and while no serious accidents have ever occurred, Moore said there was always a concern. She and a crew of offenders from the TDCJ Wallace Unit have undertaken the job of putting in a new bullpen. Now pitchers will be throwing the ball a different direction, reducing the risk of injury to spectators.
Sheet metal fences with locked gates have been installed to safeguard that area from unauthorized visitors. The facility’s batting cages are also housed in that area and are getting some much-needed updating in the form of new turf.
The area that has been sectioned off is primarily for use by high school baseball and softball teams. Moore warns that other visitors to the complex should stay out of that area.
The Colorado High School Wolves and Lady Wolves baseball and softball teams have leased the two bigger fields at the complex for the duration of their seasons. “They get first priority,” Moore said Monday.
Moore said she was grateful to the county commissioners for making the upgrades possible. The facility is used by many organizations and brings people to Colorado City all spring and summer.
This year, the Texas Teenage League will be hosting a Junior League tournament here, for players from 13 to 15 years old. Moore said she thinks the top two teams from each district will be competing in the tournament at the end of July.
“Last year, there were 12 teams at that same tournament, and that’s a lot of people that will be coming into Colorado City when you consider parents, grandparents and other family members,” Moore said.
Also, the Wolves will be hosting the Poppy Mallow Classic during high school baseball season.
Moore is looking forward to the beginning of the seasons and she’s busy making sure that the facility is ready. She said that parking is always an issue, but there is parking provided just east of the complex as well as the main lot.
“People think it’s farther to walk to get into the complex, but we’ve measured it and it’s actually not,” she said.
As always, games are open to the public, and you don’t have to have a kid playing to go out and enjoy some baseball or softball. Everyone is urged to go out and take a look at the nice facility, and enjoy a game or two this spring.

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