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A combination of rain, broken drainage pipes and 14” deep sinkholes threaten to make the Dunwoody High baseball field unplayable this season for safety reasons. Shown is one 40-square-foot sinkhole in the outfield near where a storm drainage line is broken.  While the area has had an inordinate amount of rain in February, the baseball field problem is more than four years old. Since then the Dunwoody Diamond Club has spent thousands and used parent and student labor to add fill dirt, level the field and dig 15 dry wells. Parents say most of the outfield is saturated with 6 to 8 inches of mud and is unsafe. Now the Diamond Club is seeking a permanent solution with the help of the DeKalb Schools. In the meantime, the 9th grade, junior varsity and varsity have little hope of a home game this season. To add to their woes, the varsity nine played a game Saturday night at the Dunwoody Seniors field next to Peachtree Charter Middle. In the bottom of the 7th inning, the Wildcats were down a run but had the bases loaded. Then the lights went out. The new Dunwoody Senior fields are governed by an agreement with the city that the lights must be shut down at 11 p.m. The game goes into the books as a loss.

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