COLFAX -- The Bear River Red Sox took on the Lincoln Pirates in the Tournament of Champions Majors Tournament hosted at the Colfax Little League Ballpark. The site is known to be a clean, safe, space for sportsmanship, and fun. But Wednesday morning it was it was turned into a place of destruction.
Canopies and shade covers were slashed, sponsor signs were ripped down, cinder blocks were crushed, and trash spilled all over the lot.
“I don’t have a clue why he would do something like this to kids,” said Chris Nave, president of the Sierra Foothills Little League.
Nave, who's also the director of the tournament, may never know why, but there is a clue as to who.
Surveillance video shows a man outside of the ballpark office just after midnight Wednesday morning. He removes some decorations, tried to get in the office door, makes obscene gestures, and even reveals his face.
The approximately $6,000 worth of damage, was discovered around 8 a.m. Wednesday, about nine hours before two teams were set to take the field. Naves and a dedicated community did everything they could to make the field presentable.
The community made a miracle, but there is some lasting damage. Money raised for a batting cage will have to go towards repairing damage.
Anyone with information is asked to call Placer County Sheriff’s Office.