Time to play ball

Flomaton's youth baseball, softball season kicks off

Youth baseball and softball kicked off its 2019 season Saturday in Flomaton with a full day of games designed to not only begin the season but to serve as a fundraiser to make money to pay umpires and cover other expenses.

John Fowler, president of Flomaton's Cal Ripken League, said Flomaton had 142 children ages 4 to 12 sign up for this year's season, which will run through the end of May.

"We had a great turnout Saturday," Fowler said. "People were at the park all day long."

Flomaton has four T-ball teams for children ages 4 to 6; two boys machine pitch teams for children ages 7 and 8; one g...