For the first time this year, the community will have a week of weather that makes it actually feel like spring is here, and just in time for the local baseball season to start. This decorative sign is located at Merchants State Bank Field in Freeman, where the local town team will face Elk Point Sunday, May 19. The 2019 season actually starts this week Thursday, May 16 when the Blacksox visit Yankton. Regular-season games will continue through the middle part of July. Watch for a schedule and a Freeman Blacksox roster in this week's issue of the Courier.