A brand new generator used to power a pitching machine used by the was stolen late last week.
The generator was taken from the padlocked shed near the tennis courts at Krusi Park between Thursday night and Friday afternoon. There was no forced entry to the shed, but a chain securing the generator inside was cut, said Gwen Meyer, an AGSA board member.
"The shed was locked with two padlocks and then the generator was locked inside and they cut the chain with a bolt cutter," Meyer said.
A reward is being offered for the return of the generator, no questions asked.
"This is the third one stolen in three years," said Meyer. "We've had one stolen every year."
Meyer says that because there is no electric power to the field, the only way the girls can use the pitching machine for batting practice is when it is powered by generator.
"We're starting our summer tournament season," said Meyer. "We're fielding four tournament teams." Sunday was the first practice for the summer teams, said Meyer.
"We need it back," Meyer said.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to called the Alameda Police Department at 337-8340 or contact an AGSA board member.