Sportsdestination.com lists Owensboro, Ky as a notable baseball city with exceptional facilities. Read the full article here, or read the excerpt below.
Baseball is big in Owensboro. The city offers two large baseball/softball complexes and overall there are 17 diamonds operated by the Parks & Rec Department. In the past seven years, Owensboro has hosted 29 national championships in baseball and softball, in addition to hosting numerous state and local tournaments.
Among the facilities are the six diamonds at Panther Creek Park, all lighted and with scoreboards. There also are on-site batting cages and two concession stands available. For families traveling with kids, the park has a six-acre lake, spray park, picnic shelters, butterfly garden and nature trails.
The Owensboro Softball Complex is at Jack C. Fisher Park, and it has four lighted diamonds in a cloverleaf, with a centrally located air-conditioned field house that has concessions, offices, score-keeping rooms, media center, restrooms and free public Wi-Fi. While top softball events (national, state and local tourneys) take place there, the complex can easily be set up for baseball, with multiple mound, base and fence distances. The venue has been home to BPA Youth Baseball State and World Series tournaments, among other events.
The 152-acre Yellow Creek Park also has three diamonds, ranging from a 200-foot youth softball field to a 350-foot baseball field. Yellow Creek has been acclaimed for hosting state and national baseball tournaments. The park also offers picnic shelters, fishing, nature trails, disc golf course, a spray park and a playground.
“There’s a storied history of baseball in Owensboro, from our youth teams that have gone on to the Little League World Series to players in the major leagues,” says Jared Bratcher, the sports director for Visit Owensboro. “This certainly is a baseball town, and we take pride in our events.”