DAVIS (CBS13) – The community of Davis is stepping up to the plate to help their city’s little league.
Donations are pouring in to help the league bounce back from getting hit by a criminal act. Someone broke into the Davis Little League’s storage shed, stealing pricey pitching tools.
“You know, it’s hard to explain to a child, why would somebody do this, why would somebody take things that are used by kids,” said Kelly McCrory, president of Davis Little League.
The thief stole three pitching machines, throwing a curve ball to kids just here to play.
“I think it’s not nice to steal because we were going to use them and they didn’t buy them,” said Brady Maurl, a player.
Together, the big bulky baseball hurlers cost about $5,000.
“It really kind of sets you back and makes you wonder what’s going on and what you need to do to protect your facility,” said McCrory.
Police have no leads on a suspect but whoever took the equipment must have come prepared.
“You’ve got to bring your truck and carry them off,” said.
It was a criminal act that crossed the lines and targeted kids’ sports.
Eight-hundred children play in Davis Little League.
The league has also set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money to buy new equipment.