Baseball & Softball Evaluation Times

Mark your calendar now for Baseball and Softball Evaluations!

No evaluations for t-ball, 12U softball, and 12U baseball. Watch our page in case of bad weather!

Thursday, March 24th – Softball Evaluations

5:30 pm – 8U Softball, 6:30 pm – 10U Softball

Friday, March 25th – Baseball Evaluations

5:30 pm – 8U Baseball, 6:30 pm – 10U Baseball

327 Complex Closures March 19th and 20th

Heads up! Due to construction taking place this weekend, the 327 Ball Fields will be CLOSED on Saturday and Sunday, March 19th and 20th. No access will be available to soccer fields near the restrooms and Ron Hudson, Pearl Kisor, Ceil Geitz, and David Ousley baseball/softball fields.

Cecil Arthur Field and Blamer Field will remain open.

This is part of the construction for the ODNR renovations taking place at the complex. Thank you for your cooperation.

Final Spring Sports Sign-Up Dates!

Soccer, T-Ball, Baseball, Softball signups will be accepted for the final times on these two dates:

•Tuesday, March 15th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

•Thursday, March 17th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

These are the last times to sign up for our spring programming! MWB volunteers will be on hand to accept applications and answer questions under the Route 327 Shelterhouse.

2022 Sponsorship Information

We are now accepting sponsorships for the 2022 season of MWB Parks & Rec Programs. We pride ourselves on providing a quality youth sports experience for all children of our community. Sponsorships are key to keeping registration costs low and ensuring all students have access to sports.

Please view the attached information below regarding our sponsorship possibilities. Thank you in advance for your support of our community and its youth.

Spring Sports Sign-Ups Now Open

Online sign-ups are now available for MWB Spring Soccer, T-Ball, Baseball, and Softball!

The online signup link is at the bottom of this page. Please read through some brief overview information before registering. Thank you for your interest, and we can’t wait to see your family at the fields!

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2021 Year in Review

2021 has been a busy year for Make Wellston Beautiful. Our volunteers worked to improve our community in many ways, as listed below:

  • We held Spring Rec League Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and T-Ball and Fall Baseball, Softball, and Soccer for well over 400 players! We were fortunate to hold our programs with strong enrollment numbers despite COVID-19.
  • We sponsored the Wellston Jr. High Baseball, Softball, and Soccer programs. Each team utilized our facilities and resources to support their seasons.
  • OPENING DAY CAME BACK, complete with the first pitch, skydiving, and our first rec league games under the new lights!
  • Lights were installed on Ceil Geitz Field, a nearly $70,000 project covered by 100% by MWB concession proceeds, sponsorships, and generous donations to our organization, with no cost to the City nor any grant funding involved.
  • We partnered with the new Wellston High School Art Club and its over 55 members to obtain grant funding to paint murals in Wellston. Completed examples include the Manring building on Broadway Street near Ohio Avenue and the rear of Daisy’s Hometown Coffee & Randi’s Wildflower Boutique, which is visible from East 2nd Street. Plans are underway to begin painting again as soon as the weather breaks!
  • Installed new metal roofing on dugouts, new metal doors on the concession and maintenance buildings, and improvements to the field lighting at Blamer Field – nearly $8,000 in improvements also paid for 100% by donations, sponsorships, and concession proceeds.
  • We held 3 tournaments. By our count, each tournament brought well over 1,500 people to our town from all across the Tri-State area, thus also benefiting our local businesses along with the proceeds benefiting our sports programs.
  • Our 100% volunteer crew completed all mowing and upkeep responsibilities for the Route 327 and Blamer ball fields throughout the year. This includes year-round weed eating and garbage pickup. Thank You!
  • We once again partnered with the Wellston Band Boosters to sell shaved ice at rec league games and tournaments.
  • Members of our organization assisted with the logistics of Phase I of the Pride Park Depot Revitalization Project, including new roofing, electrical upgrades, tuck-pointing, and more completed through state capital improvement funding. Thanks to all who made this possible!
  • We worked alongside local and ODNR officials to plan for the $1.7 million dollar Wellston Recreation Complex improvements to the Route 327 fields, which will break ground in Spring of 2022!

Looking forward to 2022:

  • We are excited to begin construction at the Route 327 ball fields, made possible through an ODNR Abandoned Mine Pilot Grant and the support of our public officials. Improvements to our baseball, softball, and soccer facilities, plus new paved walking paths, lighting, storage facilities, and paved parking will greatly enhance our facility and its usability for all community members.
  • We can’t wait to begin the Spring Rec Season. Be on the lookout for signup information as spring approaches.
  • We are excited to see the City of Wellston carry out Phase 2 of the Pride Park Depot renovations. The Depot project will result in an additional $200,000 plus in improvements through state funding sources. Many great improvements are happening!

Our volunteers are constantly on the lookout for ways to help our community grow. As we look towards the new year, we hope to take a more active role in promoting Wellston and the many great things that take place to a wider audience – stay tuned!

Your support is greatly appreciated as we go about improving Wellston. We are excited for more good things to come in 2022.

Happy New Year!