The Edmonson County Parks and Rec Baseball and Softball Jamboree is scheduled to kick off tomorrow morning at 9:30am, but the key word there is "scheduled." With an extreme amount of rainfall over the last few weeks, the field conditions at the Highway 70 Sports Complex have been questionable, at best.
The annual Jamboree is the start of the season for 29 baseball and softball teams this season, with over 500 youths participating. The program has gotten much attention leading up to the opening day event as many changes have taken place since last year. With an added program director, Greg Hudson, and several new members added to the Baseball/Softball board, changes that many citizens wanted to see within the program are now taking place.
We spoke with Director Hudson earlier today. "Obviously the big question is, will we be able to play tomorrow," he said. "The infields were very wet this morning and there was water standing in parts of the outfields. Hopefully the sunshine and wind will help dry things out. We'll be working on them all day today with hopes of playing tomorrow, but we won't know for sure until around 8pm or so, tonight."
Hudson said that coaches should be contacting all players/parents tonight to inform them of the decision that will come later this evening. We will stay up-to-date tonight and pass along any word that we receive.
Edmonson Voice Staff