The Falcons, who are 1-13 overall and 0-6 in Region 4AAAAAA have played all of their games on the road this season because of problems at their home field.
According to athletic director Kevin Locke, strong winds that ripped through Cobb County near the end of February or in early March damaged structures at the baseball facility that required major repair. Among the items affected by the winds were the dugouts along with power to the facility.
“It was sometime in early March or at the end of February,” Locke said. “There was some damage done to the baseball facility. Strong winds came through and knocked out the power, so there’s no electrical power down there. The home team side of the dugout had the roof blown off, so that needed to be fixed.”
With so much damage, Locke touched base with Cobb County athletic director Steve Jones to discuss the Falcons’ options, and the leaders of both organizations decided to shut down the field until repairs could be made.
“We decided that without the dugout cover and not having any lights, the baseball facility was an unsafe environment for the students and the fans. The Cobb County School District and its athletic department has ensured Pebblebrook that we will have home games before the season is over. Once the power is restored and the roof is repaired, the team will get to play ball at home.”
According to Locke, the damage occurred before any home games had taken place. Repairs to the facility are being taken care of by the Cobb County School District and its athletic department.
“Everything is being handled by the county,” Locke explained. “The scoreboard is under warranty, which is good, and our booster club has helped out tremendously.
“They’ve made sure the students are being taken care of. I anticipate the facility will be back up and running in the next two weeks.”
Attempts to reach Pebblebrook coach Brad Bond to discuss how this has affected his team have been unsuccessful.