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It is late spring in Paris and baseball is in the air. Paris offers many different opportunities to take in a game and enjoy the great weather outside. Paris Junior College baseball and softball have come to a close for the season. And while the Wildcats and North Lamar Pantherettes are in the playoffs, any game could bring their season to an end as well. Nonetheless, baseball action is alive and well at Woodall Field. The Breakfast Optimist Baseball League might be the single largest draw for any event series in Lamar County. From late March until early June, Woodall Field is home to nightly baseball action that draws as many as 2,000 people per night.
There are all levels of play at Woodall Field and addmission is free except for a couple of select nights during the season. Baseball at Woodall begins with T-ball for 5 and 6 year olds, and if you’re look for something to brighten your day take in one of their games. These tikes are liable to hit the ball and run to third or from second base to the the bathroom, and the outfielders are a sure bet to pointed out airplanes, butterflies or kids they know from school. But it always makes for a truly hilarious time.
The competition heats up by league, and with 7 fields of action to take in, there is always a game to watch some truly talented kids show their stuff. The concession stand has great burgers and fries, and there is no such thing as a game at Woodall without a snow cone.
May 20th is the last game of the regular season before the tournament begins. Starting on the 23rd, playoff action will carry through June 3rd to be followed by All-Stars. You will see thrilling games fiercely battled out through the playoffs. No matter your age, you will enjoy the games and you will definitely run into people you know. It’s hard the think of a better way to enjoy a beautiful spring evening of baseball than at Woodall Field.
Woodall Field is located on Hwy 271 South just past Loop 286. Just look for the hords of people.