We loved playing baseball in the South and hated it at the same time. Lavergne, TN is a working class community, nicely mixed. I didn't see or feel racism, so take those ideas of the South out your mind. Lavergne field had beautiful bright lights and we played ball all night. It was organized, the parents took their turn working the snack bar and announcing the game. Humble Dad spent alot of time announcing and keeping score on their electronic monitor. Two announcement towers hovered over four fields each, and protected the announcers and score keepers from the weather. It was a fully functioning baseball field with alot of wonderful amenities.
S Man had two wonderful coaches, who loved baseball and pushed the boys to do their best. The hard work paid off and their team made it to the championship. This was Fall ball and they took the season seriously, it wasn't just a time to prep the team for Spring. Many of the players who played in the Fall also played on the Travel team in the Spring, they were allowed to do both and the good players were encouraged to do both.