Flooding Affecting Ames Baseball Games

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AMES, Iowa – Ames High School baseball players are unexpectedly on the road Wednesday.

The Squaw Creek overflowed into Brookside Park and water spilled onto the baseball field.

It’s not the first time, the team is used to flooding.

When the rain started pouring down earlier this week, the players and their families quickly pulled out all the equipment and moved it to higher ground.

“The field only got about 16 inches of water, and no debris, so it’s just a matter of cleaning up,” Ames High Athletic Director, Judge Johnston said.  He said in his career at Ames High this has happened 10-12 times since 1991.

Future games are being moved to road sites with the first Wednesday evening against Valley High School. That match-up will be in West Des Moines instead of in Ames.

The team is hoping to be back on the field in Ames on Monday for senior night.

There are about three week left in the regular season.

Dealing with flooding may soon be a past memory.  The School District plans to build a new sports complex on higher ground along 24th street in Ames, possibly within the next two years.

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