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.
Online registration for all ages closed at midnight last night in order to prepare tryout paperwork for this Saturday. We are sorry for the inconvenience, however, you can still register onsite at ANY of the tryouts below:
BASEBALL - Saturday, February 13th
7&8 Year Olds - 1:00pm on Field 6
9&10 Year Olds - 2:30pm on Field 5
11&12 Year Olds - 4:00pm on Field 10
13 Year Olds - Sometime around April 1st, dependent upon School Ball Schedule
14-18 Year Olds - Sometime around April 1st, dependent upon School Ball Schedule
** Make-up tryouts for BASEBALL will be February 15th at 6:00pm for All Ages **
USM Baseball Fan Day this Saturday, February 13. Registration starts at 9:30 am and the FREE skills clinic starts at 10 am and ends at 11:30 am. They are accepting any kids the age of 4 yrs old to 8th grade and we are having a poster signing session at 11:30 am as well. We would greatly appreciate if you could help us spread this information to any kids that would like to participate in this event. If you have any questions please call me at 601-266-6551 or email me at
There will be a MANDATORY Coaches meeting on February 18th at 7:00pm. Head Coaches or approved assistant must attend. The meeting will be at Temple Baptist Church room WC130. All approval requests need to be sent to
The following dates and times are when Coaches will be drafting their teams, parents and players don't need to attend. Coaches will call players shortly after the draft to notify of team selections. If you don't get called by a coach within a week after the drafts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 5/6 Year Olds will be Tuesday, February 16th at 6:00pm
- 7 & 8 Year Olds will be Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00pm
- T-Ball will be Tuesday, February 16th at 8:00pm
- 9/10 Year Olds will be Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00pm
- 11/12 Year Olds will be Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00pm
USM Baseball will be holding its first ever spring break camp on March 14th and 15th. The camp will be open to anyone K-8th grade and will run from 9am-12pm both days. The price for the two day camp will be $100 per participant. This fee will include: a camp T-shirt, insurance for every camper, a ticket to get into Tuesday night's game versus Alabama, and an opportunity to be on the field for the National Anthem with the Golden Eagle players. The camp will include instruction by USM coaches as well as a camp worksheet that goes over every drill covered during camp. We will have drinks and snacks for sale. Registration will begin at 8:30am on March 14th. Both days will cover the fundamentals of baseball and we will be playing a game at the end each day. On March 15th, each camper will have the opportunity to wear their camp shirt to our game vs. Alabama and take the field for the Nation Anthem with their favorite player. Campers get into the game free of charge. It is our goal to educate young players about baseball as well as allowing them to experience being on "The Pete" during a game. You can sign up for this camp and any future camps at our websitesouthernmissbaseballcamps.com. Walk ups are welcome but sports are limited so reserve your spot today. If you have any questions, contact our camp coordinator B.A. Vollmuth at
. We'll see you at "The Pete!"
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:
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!)
When the system detects a high probability of lightning the alert horn will sound and the strobe light will come on and stay on.
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.
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 www.thorguard.com