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
Kevin Herring

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.

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MS Elite 2015 - 2016 Team Tryout Dates
Please take a look at our team tryout dates for the upcoming season. ...
Thorguard Lightning Prediction System
The Oak Grove Optimist Park has a lighting prediction system and...
MS Elite 2015 - 2016 Team Tryout Dates

Please take a look at our team tryout dates for the upcoming season.  Last year was an unbelievable year as our kids progressed and opened eyes around the southeast.   With over 25 tournament championships, 3 of our teams finishing the season at the major level, and our 12U Shockers making a run at the title in Cooperstown, NY, we hope to build on that momentum next year.  Our 12U teams for this year plan to go back to Cooperstown as we plan to make this an annual event for our 12U teams.   Please join us for tryouts and become a part of MS Elite.  Please call with any questions and we look forward to seeing you at tryouts.

2015 - 2016 Team Tryouts

Tuesday July 28th                  @ MS Elite            Ages 9 & 10        5:30

                                                                       Ages 11 & 12      7:00


Wednesday July 29th            @ MS Elite             Ages 9 & 10        5:30

                                                                       Ages 11 & 12      7:00

 Make Up Dates

Saturday August 8th              @ MS Elite           Ages 9 & 10        9:00

                                                                     Ages 11 & 12      11:00


Monday August 10th             @ MS Elite            Ages 9 & 10        5:30

                                                                      Ages 11 & 12      7:00


There is no charge for tryouts.   Please call to sign your child up.  601-336-7272 or 601-310-3722.  Walk in's are welcome but signing in ahead is preferred.   Our older age groups 13U, 14U, and 15U will have separate tryouts.  That date will be announced soon.  Please call Drew Mattison for more info.  601-310-3722.

by posted 07/22/2015
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 (8/2) 
Field2 - Hattiesburg OPEN (8/2) 
Field3 - Pine Belt Chevy - Hattiesburg OPEN (8/2) 
Field4 - Hattiesburg OPEN (8/2) 
Field5 - FPAHC - Hattiesburg OPEN (8/2) 
Field6 - Waste Pro - Hattiesburg OPEN (8/2) 
Field7 - Courtesy Ford - Hattiesburg OPEN (8/2) 
Field8 - Petro Nissan - Hattiesburg OPEN (8/2) 
Field9 - Hattiesburg OPEN (8/2) 
Fld 10 - Hattiesburg OPEN (8/2) 
Fld 11 - Hattiesburg OPEN (8/2) 
Fld 12 - Pine Belt Ford - Hattiesburg OPEN (8/2) 
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