Spring training: Ball field busy with baseball practice

Hamilton Community Schools recreation team gets ready for the season.
A member of the Overisel Lumberjacks of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league practices on Monday night, April 22, 2024, at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road.

The ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road, is busy this time of year as teams gear up for the baseball and softball season.

On Monday, April 22, 2024, the Overisel Lumberjacks, 9- and 10-year-old boys in the Minor 2 Division of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league, took to the field to work on their skills – accurate throwing, catching and batting under the eye of Assistant Coach Lee Slenk and his crew. Later in the evening, the 6-, 7- and 8-year-old boys in the Minor 1 Division took to the field. Both teams are sponsored through the Overisel Lumber Co.

Use of the field is free. The field can be reserved by filling out the Park Use Application on the township website here.

Several teams have already reserved the field. The monthly schedule is posted on a board at the field.

For more information, call the township hall at (616) 335-3050.

A member of the Overisel Lumberjacks of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league waits for a throw on Monday night, April 22, 2024, at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road.
A member of the Overisel Lumberjacks of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league works on batting on Monday night, April 22, 2024, at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road.
A member of the Overisel Lumberjacks of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league keeps his eye on the ball during batting practice on Monday night, April 22, 2024, at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road.
A member of the Overisel Lumberjacks of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league works on batting on Monday night, April 22, 2024, at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road.
The ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road, was a busy place on Monday night, April 22, 2024, with baseball practice from members of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation program.
Members of the Overisel Lumberjacks of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league practice on Monday night, April 22, 2024, at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road.
Members of the Overisel Lumberjacks of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league practice on Monday night, April 22, 2024, at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road.
Members of the Overisel Lumberjacks of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league practice on Monday night, April 22, 2024, at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road.
Parents watch as members of the Overisel Lumberjacks of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league practice on Monday night, April 22, 2024, at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road.
Members of the Overisel Lumberjacks of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league stretch before practice on Monday night, April 22, 2024, at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road.
Coaches talk to the members of the Overisel Lumberjacks of the Hamilton Community Schools recreation league on Monday night, April 22, 2024, at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road.
Waiting for use at the ball field at the Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road, on Monday, April 22, 2024.