COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Concerned parents of little league baseball players in Columbus may be left in the dark after thieves stole thousands of dollars of copper wiring from light poles on the field.
The junior program with the Northern Little League organization started just this year. This division is just for the 13 and 14-year-olds because they play on the bigger field.
"Without the lights they can't play in the darkness, and I would have to suspend the game and move it to the next night to get the game in," Richard Bryant said.
They will now play ball 30 minutes earlier to make sure the boys finish games before dark.
Bryant says they noticed the lack of light last week when they went to turn on the switch and only three banks connected to concrete poles came on.
Ernie Davis said this is for safety reasons.
"We contacted parks and recreation, and they found that the wires had been stolen; so we're having to move our games up and it's going to affect where we're looking to have Fall Ball for 13-14-year-olds, and we may not be able to have that because there won't be any lights to play under," Davis said.