Providing youth Baseball and Softball for Oak Grove and Lamar County, Mississippi
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Welcome to Oak Grove Athletic Association!

Oak Grove Athletic Association
Park Location:
Optimist Park
345 Hegwood Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16747
Hattiesburg, MS 39404

Park Contacts:
Contact these people under Board
of Directors on the menu to the left:

For Baseball Questions
Kevin Herring 

For Softball Questions
Johnny Perren
For Administrative Questions
Deron Nored

General Info Email:


On possible rain out days, we will try to have a decision made by 4:00pm.

PARK HOURS: For unscheduled practices and unofficial use, the Fields are only to be used during Daylight Hours. Please do not turn on the lights unless it is a scheduled practice or approved by the Board of Directors.

HEADLINES  Subscribe to Oak Grove Athletic Association
14/15 Year Old Tryouts & Draft Schedule
     The tryouts for the 14&15 Year Olds...
Drawing for Raffle Extended Until May 1st
     Due to weather, some players were not able...
2015 USSSA & Cal Ripken Tournaments at OGAA
Oak Grove Athletic Association will be hosting the following Baseball...
Thorguard Lightning Prediction System
The Oak Grove Optimist Park has a lighting prediction system and...
14/15 Year Old Tryouts & Draft Schedule

     The tryouts for the 14&15 Year Olds will be held on Thursday, April 2nd starting at 6:00pm on Field 2. The make-up tryout and draft will be Saturday, April 4th. If you have not signed up yet, you can still go online and sign up at or sign-up at the tryouts.

by posted 03/25/2015
Drawing for Raffle Extended Until May 1st

     Due to weather, some players were not able to sell all their tickets. Therefore, the drawing for the 2015 OGAA Raffle has been pushed back to May 1st. If you have sold all your tickets and want more, please see any Board Member. Thanks for all your support for our park.

by posted 03/23/2015
2015 USSSA & Cal Ripken Tournaments at OGAA

Oak Grove Athletic Association will be hosting the following Baseball & Softball Tournaments in Spring 2015:

March 28-29, 2015 - Classic at the Grove Ring Tournament

April 18-19, 2015 - April Showdown Ring Tournament

April 25-26, 2015 - King of the Mound Ring Tournament

May 16-17, 2015 - Summer Sizzler Ring Tournament

May 30-31, 2015 - Memorial Day Bash Ring Tournament

June 13-14, 2015 - Girls Softball District Tournament

June 20-21, 2015 - OGAA Commissioner's Cup All Star Warm Up Tournament

June 25-28, 2015 - 8 Year Old Cal Ripken State Tournament

July 16-20, 2015 - 8 Year Old Cal Ripken Regional Tournament


To REGISTER for USSSA tournaments please go to:

To REGISTER for Cal Ripken tournaments please go to:


by posted 11/17/2014
Thorguard Lightning Prediction System
The Oak Grove Optimist Park has a lighting prediction system and we ask that you adhere to any warnings the system may give regardless of how conditions may appear to be.  Please use common sense with any inclement weather.

The THORGUARDIAN is the first, totally integrated advance warning system for lightning.  The sensor continuously monitors the atmosphere's electrostatic energy and evaluates the potential for lightning within an area of approximately 2 miles in radius.  When the system determines a hazardous condition, the air-horns and strobe light provide necessary alerts.

How the system works in basic terms:
  1. System detects the probability of lightning striking based on measuring electrostatic energy in the air, NOT that lightning has struck. (That could be too late!)
  2. When the system detects a high probability of lightning the alert horn will sound and the strobe light will come on and stay on.
  3. Once the alert horn has made the warning, the system begins a 10 minute count down.  If conditions are cleared during that time frame the system will give an all clear, if not the system will continue to recycle the 10 minute count down process.
  4. Once an “all clear” condition is established by the system it will give three back to back horn blasts and the strobe light will go off.
REGARDLESS OF THE HORN, IF THE STROBE LIGHT IS ON STAY OFF THE FIELDS!  The best place to wait out the storm is in a nearby building or Vehicle.  Do not wait in the Dugouts!
(The strobe light is located on the east side of the crow’s nest of the 4-plex tower and is visible from all fields.)

Please note that this is the same system that is used by the PGA, the Olympic organization, & other professional sports organizations.  We should not put our children in harms way based on personal judgment for the benefit of playing a game. 
For reference the system is made by Thor Guard and info can be found at

posted 08/01/2007
Field Status
Field1 - Hattiesburg OPEN (3/28) 
Field2 - Hattiesburg CLOSED (3/25) 
Field3 - Pine Belt Chevy - Hattiesburg OPEN (3/28) 
Field4 - Hattiesburg OPEN (3/28) 
Field5 - FPAHC - Hattiesburg OPEN (3/28) 
Field6 - Waste Pro - Hattiesburg OPEN (3/28) 
Field7 - Courtesy Ford - Hattiesburg OPEN (3/28) 
Field8 - Petro Nissan - Hattiesburg OPEN (3/28) 
Field9 - Hattiesburg OPEN (3/28) 
Fld 10 - Hattiesburg OPEN (3/28) 
Fld 11 - Hattiesburg OPEN (3/28) 
Fld 12 - Pine Belt Ford - Hattiesburg OPEN (3/28) 
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