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Sep 13, 2013 4:22 PM by Andrew Ellison - aellison@kristv.com

6 Investigates: Baseball Fields Flooded

CORPUS CHRISTI - Members of the Oso Pony Baseball League are concerned about their playing fields with the season starting up next week.

With the all the recent rain, the fields have flooded, and coaches tell us they're worried the fields won't be usable.

The fields are located in the sports complex off Paul Jones Avenue.

The problem is the retention pond next to the fields that the city put in to catch run off from the parking lot and fields when it rains.

But the pond itself wasn't designed to drain, and now, is overflowing into the fields.

And with more rain on the way, the league is wondering what the city can do about it.

We checked it out, and found out it's really up the league to take care of it.

The lease agreement between the two parties says the league has to take care of the fields and the city isn't responsible for acts of nature, like rain. In other words, it's up to the league to work around the problem.

There are drains to take care off some overflow from the pond, but again, the pond itself doesn't drain. The city designed it that way. The city tells us it was never intended to drain.

Now, it seems, that design is causing problems.

The league says it my try to work out a deal with other leagues in the city and try to use some of their fields if need be.


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