Vandals Strike Georgetown Little League (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Corinne Rose

April 8, 2013 Updated Oct 27, 2013 at 11:59 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The volunteers who run the Georgetown Little League are crying foul after vandals caused thousands of dollars in damage.

It might not be obvious to the casual observer, but look more closely and you'll see that the wires to nearly every field light have been removed.

The vandals also cut a chain link fence for an access point, and removed several panels of it.

The Little League supports 500 baseball players from age four to 15.

And with a tight season schedule, the lights for those night games are crucial.

"We have a light of night games, a lot of night games. You have a short period of time to play baseball in Indiana, so you need to play at night. You can't just go for months and months and play baseball. So we basically have the end of April, May and some of June, and then we're pretty much done, time constraint-wise," says Nik Gigli, one of the Georgetown Little League volunteers.

"It's going to cost us a lot more to fix what they probably got, value-wise, by taking it. I'm speculating that it's for the copper, but I really don't know," Gigli adds.

If you would like to volunteer your time and skills to get the Georgetown facility ready for opening day, call Nik at (260) 409-7926.




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