UPDATE: Pitchers mound damaged in weekend vandalism at Watertown Stadium

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WATERTOWN, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) —

Checking the field Sunday morning, Director of Operations for the Watertown Baseball Association and Post 17 Coach Ryan Neale discovered someone had jumped the fence at Watertown Stadium and completely dug up the pitcher’s mound leaving a giant hole where it once stood.

Coach Neale is unsure when the vandalism occurred:

Coach Neale says the vandalism is unfortunate:

Coach Neale says rebuilding the mound will not be easy:

Thursday’s regularly scheduled home opener with Aberdeen has been moved to Fossum Field in Aberdeen.  Another home doubleheader with the Smitty’s has been added May 26th. Post 17 will now have their home opener Saturday and Sunday against Fargo Post 400.  Brent Nathaniel will have the call of those games on 1480 KSDR and GoWatertown.net/Post17.

If you have any information you’re asked to contact the Watertown Police Department at (605) 882-6210.