Oak Grove Athletic Association
345 Hegwood Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402 MAP AND DIRECTIONS
P.O. Box 16747
Hattiesburg, MS 39404
Important Park Contacts:
For Baseball Questions
For Softball Questions
For Administrative Questions
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.
The South MS Bluejays will be a 14 Year Old Select Baseball Team. They will be having tryouts on Saturday, September 24th at 11:00am on Field 1. Players must have been born before 4/30/2003 to be eligible for this team. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Payne Hobson at (601) 270-7408.
The Golden Eagle Baseball program is excited to offer our 2nd Annual Father/Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, August 27th at Pete Taylor Park / Hill Denson Field.
This camp will provide an outstanding bonding opportunity for the parent and child while also learning the game of baseball and developing an understanding of key fundamentals in maximizing their son’s full potential. Teaching areas will include pitching, hitting, catching, infield and outfield play. The goal of this one-day camp is to provide answers and training solutions to the questions that are most often asked by today’s fathers and youth league players.
Southern Miss Baseball Camps include specific and professional caliber instruction in all phases of the game including hitting, pitching, defense, and base-running. Camp counselors and staff will include the Southern Miss Baseball coaching staff, and current collegiate athletes along with a professional athletic trainer.
FATHER/SON CAMP INFORMATION
Location: Pete Taylor Park / Hill Denson Field
Camp Date / Time: August 27, 1PM - 5PM
Camp Cost: $100 (Fee includes T-Shirt for both child and parent) ($25 For each additional son)
Entering Grades: K - 8TH
Camp Registration for all Southern Miss Baseball Camps can take place at www.southernmissbaseballcamps.com. Walk ups are welcome. Our camps are open to any and all entrants limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender. For any questions or advanced information, please contact us at 601-266-6542.
Registration for the 2016 Fall Baseball and Softball is open online ONLY. You can REGISTER HERE or at one of the LIVE dates below. Please make sure you pay online before you exit or your registration will be deleted. The following dates and times will be the Live, In-Person Registration at the OGAA 4-Plex:
- August 25th from 6-8pm
- August 31st from 6-8pm
** The Fall Season games will begin on September 19th and end October 28th.
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