The Vine-Ingle Little League has a new baseball park, just in time to play ball this spring.
They unveiled four new baseball and softball fields at Freedom Park on March 17.
The project cost $2.6 million of SPLOST funds for improvements to the field, which has been in use since 1954.
The president of Vine Ingle little league, Jason Smith, remembers playing baseball at the park when he was 13.
Now he coaches his sons Kale and Cope's teams. He said that the renovations were much needed.
“It brings back a lot of memories; it’s cool to see them here and to enjoy this and to get a new park, we've been playing on the same park for 50, more like 60 years so to get some new duds it's nice,” said Smith.
Over 700 players participate in the Vine-Ingle league. They play in Georgia region 5, which includes six other Little Leagues.
Tournament Play for Region 5 will be in June. The winner of that will advance to the Georgia state tournament in July.
The winning team there will advance to the southeast regional tournament in Warner Robins in early August, then the Southeast Regional champ will play in the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania in August.