Season Set at Rector Sports Complex
Spring and summer baseball and softball has begun in Rector.
Most afternoons and weekends lots of action at the Rector Sports Complex can be seen. In addition to the RHS Baseball Cougars, Junior Baseball Cougars and Lady Cougar Softball, lots of younger boys and girls are practicing on every field.
"Stop by anytime and watch games and practices at our complex and support the youth of our town," Sports Complex board member April Lindsey said. "If you would like to volunteer your time and efforts, contact any Rector Sports Complex board member and we will find you a spot."
The Glen Sain Pre-Season Invitational Baseball Tournament will be held in Rector, Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. "We would like to thank Glen Sain Motor Sales Inc. and Danny Ford for sponsoring this tournament every year," Lindsey said. "We already have several teams signed up for the tournament and plan to have the same great barbecue and specialty "ballgame food" we have every year. Plan your lunch and dinner at the park and watch some great baseball."
The age groups for this tournament are 7/8 year olds, 9/10 year olds, and 11/12 year olds. There will also be a softball tournament in May with more details in the future.
A drawing is also being planned this summer for an additional fundraiser for the complex. This fundraiser is sponsored by Irby Funeral Home. More details will be available at a later date.
Teams, sponsors and coaches are:
Three-and-four-year-old T-ball, Bransons Welding -- Rachel Branson; Shavalia Electric LLC -- Rebecca Steele, and Elite, Ent. -- Elyse Parks.
Five-and-six-year-old Competitive T-ball, Graves Gin -- Mark Vavak.
Seven-and-eight-year-old coach pitch, Shelton Sanitation -- James Hemphill; Hamilton Farms -- Nick Thompson.
Nine-and-10-year-old kid pitch, Cougars (Anonymous Sponsor) -- Nate Henderson; Centennial Bank -- Billy Scott.
Eleven-and-12-year-old kid pitch, Rector Downtown Drug -- Brian Linam.
Softball: Eight-and-under, MFA Midsouth -- Laura Wilburn; 10-and-under, Rector Medical Clinic -- Tiffany McCurry, and CR Doc -- Sara Parmenter; 12-and-under, Snow Financial -- Danielle Rose, and Wolf Farms -- Summer Wolfenbarger.
Umpires are needed for all games. Please contact Johnny Fowler at (870) 595-3151 to inquire about being an ump at the complex this summer.
Games begin Monday, April 11. If interested in volunteering or sponsoring, contact any of the Rector Sports Complex board members, which are Mark Vavak, Nate Henderson, April Lindsey, Letecia Dooley, Perry Tucker, Summer Wolfenbarger, Sara Parmenter, Lyndsey Bell, Tony Lockhart, and Brad Green.
"A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, coaches, parents, and kids," Lindsey said.