May 6, 2019:  New rainout schedule has been posted.  Please review the schedule carefully as some games are being played on Saturday May 18 and others have been moved to weeknights during available field times.  Coach Pitch and Pony regular season schedules have been changed to reflect games moved to weeknights.  See Rev 3 of regular season schedules for Coach Pitch and Pony posted now.  RAINOUT SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF ADDITIONAL RAINOUTS OCCUR

May 1, 2019:  Rainout schedule for Saturday May 4 has been updated to include the Pony games that were rained out Tuesday April 30 on Skokos field.  All other games on April 30 were completed as scheduled.  RAINOUT SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF ADDITIONAL RAINOUTS OCCUR

April 22, 2019:  Games rained out on Thursday, April 18 have been rescheduled for Friday, May 10.  Check regular season schedules in Coach Pitch, Pony and Midget leagues for Rev 2 of schedule that shows game times and locations for May 10.  Pony games will be played on Higgins field and Midget games will be played on Skokos field.

April 18, 2019:  TBall games for tonight will be played as scheduled.  All other league games have been postponed due to wet field conditions.  Since this weekend is Easter weekend, the rained out games WILL NOT be scheduled for this Saturday as originally indicated on schedules.  Watch the website early next week for rainout makeup schedule to be posted under the schedule link.

April 16, 2019:  The season has finally arrived and games have begun!  The large fencing project that has been underway for several weeks is nearing completion, but there is still fence work being done around the ballpark.  Please be patient as Modern Fence works to finish up the project.  If you haven't done so already, be sure to sign up for text alerts for weather cancelations and other important events by texting FSCBL to 84483.

April 3, 2019: TBall, Coach Pitch, Pony and Midget season schedules have been posted!  Prep and Babe Ruth season schedule will be posted as soon as possible.  Any open field time slots on the schedules are available for renting out.  Contact Tommie Glover for details and to rent field times.

April 1, 2019: Season schedules for all leagues are currently in final review.  Barring any major issues, they should be published under SCHEDULES link this week.

March 29, 2019: The City finally turned on the water to the ballpark this week and the restrooms are now being opened for scheduled practices.  We apologize for this taking so long but the decision to turn on the water is made by the city and not FSCL.  The nets on the batting cages are down and the cages are being used.   Work is underway in earnest to prepare the fields for the season.  Please be patient with us, contractors and our grounds crew as work progresses.  There is a lot going on from dirt work on fields to new fencing going in. 

March 12, 2019:  As the weather slowly improves, practices start up and the season rapidly approaches, I wanted to cover a few topics with everyone.  Please forward this information to coaches and parents as appropriate.

  1. BATHROOMS:  The bathrooms at the park are still locked up and will remain locked up for at least another week.  The reason is that the Parks Department has not turned the water on to the restrooms or concession stands yet.  They winterize the park for us and they are the ones that determine when they will turn the water back on.  As of this morning, the Parks Department is expecting freezing weather this weekend.  They will re-evaluate the forecast next week and determine if they feel comfortable turning the water on.  As soon as the Parks Department restores water, we will begin opening restrooms.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

  2. BATTING CAGES:  The grounds crew should be working on lowering the batting cage nets and getting equipment put in them in the next couple days.  They should be ready for use by the end of the week if all goes well.
  3. FIELDS:  Please do not attempt to move bases and especially pitcher's rubbers on any of the fields.  They may not be set at the proper distance for your team, but please use the fields in the condition they are in when you arrive.  We have had several pitching rubbers destroyed lately by someone trying to remove them improperly.  These are expensive and can be very time consuming to replace especially if the anchors are damaged or moved.  I don't know if it is church league teams or others doing it, just wanted to request that you not attempt to reconfigure a field.

  4. GROUNDS CREW: Our fields currently need a lot of work.  Weather permitting, the grounds crew will continue preparing the fields for the upcoming season.  This work will accelerate as we hire more grounds crew personnel.  If you find areas on a field under construction, roped off or unsafe, PLEASE STAY OFF THE AREAS and keep your kids safe. If you should find a field with the gates locked, PLEASE STAY OFF THE FIELD and do not climb the fences or dugout walls to get in.  I know its an inconvenience to practice around areas like this, but it is sometime unavoidable.    Also remember that our grounds crew has priority on the fields at all times.  So if you happen to be on a field during the day and the grounds crew asks you to vacate the field so they can work on it, please do so ASAP.  This will normally only happen on weekdays before 5:00PM.  Your corporation with this is appreciated.

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Fort Smith Church Baseball League
PO Box 3999
Fort Smith, AR 72913