Mosley wraps up preseason preparations

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Baseball season is here.

Preseason classics for high school baseball are on the schedule week, with regular season games on deck next week. Although teams are glad they get to play again, nobody in Hurricane Michael's path was rushing opening day along.

Mosley is one of multiple programs in need of time and money to restore the program and its facilities.

Donated helmets were scheduled to arrive Wednesday. Bleachers should arrive at Frank Field on Thursday. One batting cage was assembled last weekend, with another to be built Saturday.

Most importantly, the field is finally playable.

"The parents have done a fantastic job over here getting ready to go," head coach Jon Hudson said. "We've had some donations from people all over the country and local people have really helped out as well.

"As far as baseballs and just basic equipment, we're ready to go. It has been different. Every Saturday, we're out working on the field trying to get it ready to go, so I think we're in pretty good shape to get it started."

Games get started Wednesday at Arnold's preseason classic, where the Dolphins will play alongside Bay, Bozeman, Rutherford, and the hosting Marlins. The scores don't matter, but the event itself is unusually important this year.

"Every year, you say you're going to figure out more about your guys and it couldn't be more true than now," Hudson added. "We haven't had a chance to really do anything in the fall. The spring has really been slow getting going as well, so we're nowhere near where we normally are at this time of the year."

They have time...and there won't be any excuses."

"We're going to get out there. However good we are at the beginning, we're going to be that good, but by the end of the year, it shouldn't be any different."

The regular season begins Tuesday at home against North Bay Haven.