1 month after Trinity Co. softball field reopened, baseball field vandalized

1 month after Trinity Co. softball field reopened, baseball field vandalized
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

GROVETON, TX (KTRE) - A month after a Groveton softball field that was vandalized reopened, a baseball field in Groveton suffered similar damage.

"Clearly no one wants to learn the lessons, so we will get whoever we can," said Deputy Nathaniel Fraser with the Trinity County Sheriff's office.

They're back at it again with vandalism in Groveton, but this time it's on a different playing field.

"We're just being on the lookout right now, we have a suspected vehicle," Fraser said.

The Dixie League Baseball field experienced the most recent foul play. Just five months ago, Tri Cities youth sports complex in Centerville was vandalized but those suspects were captured and the field reopened in April.

However now there is a new person playing hardball, and Trinity County officials are hoping to catch the vandal or vandals before they come up to bat again.
"Based on the witness's statements, we're going to go with that and follow leads," Fraser said. "The tire tracks don't look like they're going to be a larger vehicle either, anything with larger mud grips."

Fraser was called to the scene and has been putting together clues ever since. He described the vandals responsible for this as careless individuals.

"Someone that is reckless and don't really care or not thinking about the future or their actions," Fraser said.

Fraser said the suspects did about five doughnuts, which is the equivalent to about $3,000 worth of damage.

Although the damage done at this Groveton baseball field isn't as bad as what happened in November, it still put a damper on a place that means so much to this community.

"This field means a lot to the people out here because they work hard," Fraser said.  "It's all volunteer work. They come out here and work on the field for free, for the kids. If the kids don't have this field they really don't have much. There's not that much to do around Groveton."

Trinity County officials are seeking the public's help to find the vandals responsible, anyone with information is asked to contact them at (936) 642-1424.

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