Southern Iowa little leaguers return to diamond 14 months after tornado destroyed ballfield
Published: May. 26, 2023 at 7:14 AM CDT
ALLERTON, Iowa (KCCI) - Little Leaguers in southern Iowa are back on the diamond after 14 months without a home.
An EF-2 tornado destroyed the baseball stadium in Allerton in March 2022.
“There was nothing left. The concession stand was a debris field scattered to the east,” Allerton Mayor Bill Burns said.
The town rallied together after the tornado, with their long-time fire chief leading the charge.
They spent hours laying dirt, building a concession stand from scratch, and installing new lights.
This week, the work paid off as little leaguers once again took the field in a moment they won’t forget.
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