Round Rock Expess tour Oak Hill youth sports complex


by HEATHER KOVAR / KVUE News and photojournalist SCOTT GUEST

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Posted on October 16, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 9:23 AM

OAK HILL, Texas -- Raging waters from last weekend's storm tore down fences, left debris, and destroyed fields at the Oak Hill Youth Sports Association complex. The storm left behind a flooded field and broken hearts.

"Overall it is heartbreaking to see a place in this type of element," said Garrett Reddehase, head groundskeeper of the Round Rock Express baseball team.

Nearly 2,000 children played on six baseball and two softball fields during its peak season in the spring.

Reddehase toured the sports complex to see what his organization could do to help. "I think we're going to be able to help the complex quite a bit. We have a lot of resources we are going to be able to tap into," said Reddehase.

Hatti Hartman, vice president of the OHYSA, led the tour of the damaged fields on Wednesday.

"The outreach from the community has been amazing," Hartman said.

Local businesses donated large equipment. On Saturday they're going to move the railroad ties, giant trees, and telephone poles that now litter the complex.

If you are interested in helping the association repair their baseball fields, contact them at or visit their website. You can also donate to their fund by clicking here.

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