Bad weather damages Thomas University baseball field
THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB) — The Thomas University baseball team will be out of home games for the remainder of the season.
This comes after their field was hit by those same storms.
There are cinder blocks all over the field to the side and even some of the outfield fences are warped.
According to the National Weather Service of Tallahassee, Florida, a tornado caused the damage.
Israel Gonzales and Eric Bunker of the Tallahassee National Weather Service say it all happened at 11:34 p.m. Wednesday night.
One of the locals was shocked that the pitch had been hit so hard.
“I was just outside when it happened and called my friends and when it happened we heard it, we didn’t think it would come down here and it didn’t hit any houses or whatever, it’s crazy,” Jahaqez Tims said.
Thomasville EMA Director Chris Jones said there was more damage in the area on Wednesday, but he noticed something odd about the damage to the baseball field.
“There are a few pairs of cleats, a few baseball helmets, a few other items that are still on the shelf out in the open and everything around the dugout is completely gone or destroyed,” Jones said.
The Thomas University Baseball Twitter account said more than 50 people helped clean up some of the damage around the complex.
And their head baseball coach, Tom Fleenor, tweeted that God gives his toughest battles to his strongest warriors.
WALB News 10’s Keshawn Ward tried to get in touch with Thomas University baseball head coach Tom Fleenor, but the team was on the road in Valdosta on Friday to play in a double header.
WALB News 10’s Keshawn Ward also contacted the school president, he was also unavailable.
We’ll bring you more details when we know more.
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