Baseball

Lake Myrtle’s busy summer

More than 140 baseball teams rotated through Auburndale’s Lake Myrtle Sports Park by the middle of July, thanks to Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing’s relationship building with and tenacious recruiting of the Wilson Premier Championship West event. “This...
Ugandan teams visit Polk County

Ugandan teams visit Polk County

Two baseball teams from the African nation of Uganda – one U15, the other U18 – as well as a softball team, traveled to Polk County to take part in the Wilson Premier Tournament. The Ugandan players were from the Allen VR Stanley Secondary School for Math and Science...

Homeschool World Series another hit

It was another successful Homeschool World Series, which took place at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale. This year, the event drew 26 teams – six more than last year. In total, nearly 2,000 people came to town to cheer on their team for a $1.5 million...
Lake Myrtle Sports Park to host Homeschool World Series

Lake Myrtle Sports Park to host Homeschool World Series

AUBURNDALE – Twenty-five baseball teams from 12 states will spend the next seven days testing their mettle against each other to determine the best of the best. Welcome to the 2018 Homeschool World Series, taking place at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale....

The other boys of summer are here

When it comes to baseball, the Detroit Tigers are indisputably the biggest game in town. But they aren’t the only game in town. Starting Feb. 24, college teams from around the country come to Polk County to test their mettle against one another. In all, more than 240...
The pling of spring is coming

The pling of spring is coming

While the rest of the country still has to choose between which boots to wear out into the snow, here in Florida, February means the beginning of baseball season. And while the pros take to the field at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, the other Boys of Summer...