Summer league sports at the Winona Rec. Park and the Carroll County Rec. Park haven’t seen a full day of dry weather in some time, and it’s taken it’s toll on the field and the regular season as all-star play is expected to begin in two weeks.
Mike Narmour, park director in Winona, and Cary Wayne Moore, park director in Carroll County, are both left scratching their heads wondering when will it all stop.
“It’s been a nightmare for us here,” Narmour said. “The only thing we’ve tried to do is fight it.”
For Narmour, Winona has become the center for mid-summer, pre-state tournaments, and several have been cancelled due to the weather. It’s something that he said is really frustrating to deal with, especially with the end of the regular season coming to a close.
“We were fortunate to have one tournament last week, but we’ve lost several tournaments and a number of regular season games,” Narmour said.
At North Carrollton, Moore is in the same boat and said this season may go down as the wettest since he took over.
“I’ll tell you what, this is one of the worst I’ve seen in my eight years,” Moore said. “The fields are just awful right now, and we can’t do anything about it.”
Much of Carroll County was drenched in rains for the past few days, while Monday and Tuesday saw the worst with added flooding.
“We’re getting close to the end of the regular season, and in the past two days, it’s been rough for us,” Moore said. “We were fortunate enough to get out last Thursday to get some cutting done, and the rain came again. You can’t control it; it’s all in the man upstairs’ plan.”
Both Narmour and Moore said the best-case scenario would be to get some make up game in prior to the start of Dizzy Dean state all-star play.