Rockford baseball and softball complex gets brunt of storm

Severe damage to the Warriors' field has Rockford summer ball playing on the road.

Posted: Jun. 10, 2018 11:38 PM
Updated: Jun. 11, 2018 12:47 AM

The Rockford high school baseball and softball complex was severly damaged in Saturday's storm with 75mph straight-lined winds. Fencing, bleachers, batting cages, stadium lights, and the concession stand shed was destroyed. Here is the statement from Rockford released Sunday:

The Rockford School District is asking people to stay away from the school.
Significant damage was reported to many structures, the school posted on social media that “for the safety of everyone, please stay away from the school until further notice. When people are needed for clean-up efforts, another message will go out at that time.”
The school will be closed Monday and until further notice.
“The school took considerable damage from last night’s storm. There was no structural damage to the school, but did lose many trees. The baseball/softball complex and playground took the brunt of the storm,” the school said.

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