Thursday, December 6, 2012
The additional field will allow for more night games.
By next baseball season, Citrus Park Little League players will be able to stay at home a whole lot more. Hillsborough County is currently working on expanding the soutwest field behind the current little league complex located at 7506 Gunn Highway. The work, which began earlier this month, is expected to take about six weeks. The park's batting cage is closed during the construction. The county project cost about $250,000, according to Mark Thornton, director of the county's parks and recreation department. The field will enable the league to play 50 more games a year, said league president Steve Mayes. "We had 60 teams on these fields and one field had 16 teams on it," Mayes said. "All the other county facilities have a lot more fields. …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
County officials aren't sure what they'll build on the 1.6 acres of land.
Hillsborough County is purchasing a little more than one and a half acres of land in the Citrus Park area near the existing Little League fields on Gunn Highway. The land is an entire block of property located north of the county's Citrus Park Little League field between Alloway Street and Alema Street west of Gunn Hwy. The parcel of land is designated for recreational use, but officials aren't sure exactly what they'll do with it yet. The land purchase completes a community saga that began in 2011. In 2011, residents became embroiled in a contentious fight over what should be done with $1.6 million leftover from money set aside for the community. Some wanted a recreation center, while others wanted to use the money to expand the baseball …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A fundraiser for the team is being held tonight
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
This just in from Patch reader Tina Speciale: Citrus Park Little League's 10-11 year old girls softball team won the Florida State Championship. After a four hour rain delay last night in DeBary, they went on to defeat Windemere LL 4-3 behind an outstanding pitching performance by Hailee DeCicco. It was a close game, tied 3-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Sydney Pelaez came to the plate with a runner in scoring position and delivered the game winning hit with a walk-off single to win it all. The girls willl now be traveling to Virginia to represent Florida in the Southeast US regional tournament. In an effort to help the team with the traveling expenses, we are asking that you stop by Beef O'Brady's on S. Mobley Road tonight…