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Vandalism at IWS Baseball Field

Posted at 9:27 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 10:27:38-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — The IWS Field is managed entirely by volunteers. One of the volunteers we spoke to, Harvey Lopez said that the person who vandalized this light pole, cut the wires and also damaged the scoreboard out in the center field at the ballpark.

The field was actually shut down because of the pandemic earlier this year but has recently reopened to host games.

The field has been given this setback after the vandalism. The field is managed entirely by volunteers, not the city. Because of this, it’s entirely up to the volunteer workers to get the field fixed for future games.

“So we started again baseball season somebody came and vandalized our lights now we are not able to play at night due because of this pole right here it’s like 75 feet tall,” said Lopez.

“They do play later, and the games usually start at 6 o'clock or 6:30 and they could run all the way till 9, 9:30. And if we don’t have lights, the game has to be canceled,” said Lopez.

The IWS Field is looking for any help they can get with donations and or volunteers to help out with getting the light pole fixed so the kids are able to play and enjoy baseball.

To help with that they will be holding a two-day tournament for boys and girls ages 4 years old to 12 years old. It will start Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23 at 8 am.

The money raised from the tournament will help go towards fixing the light pole.