FOX 9 Town Ball Tour makes stop in Paynesville

The FOX 9 Town Ball Tour headed to the Paynesville Grandstand on Wednesday, June 29, home of the Paynesville Pirates.

Paynesville is a relatively newer team when it comes to town ball, starting in the early 1990s. The current coach was on the very first team. Since then, Paynesville has become a baseball town with teams at a variety of ages, and many on the town ball team growing up playing together. 

Last year, the Pirates went to state for the first time. 

Meanwhile, the Paynesville Grandstand was renovated in 2015 thanks to $600,000 donations from the community. It hosts more than 100 games a year, and the Grandstand has a storm shelter underneath that serves as a practice space in the winter. 

The City of Paynesville is located in Stearns County and has a population of fewer than 3,000 people.