Academy notebook: Rangers announce schedule of high school softball games to be played at Academy

January 22nd, 2021

The Texas Rangers today announced the schedule for Dallas ISD high school softball games that will be played this season at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, presented by Toyota.

L.G. Pinkston High School hosts Justin F. Kimball High School on Tuesday, Feb. 2 to kick off the 2021 slate of high school games at the facility.

“We are grateful to be able to take advantage of this awesome opportunity. It allows the community to come out and support their home team,” Pinkston Head Coach Faydra H. Zeno said of playing at the Academy.

In addition to Pinkston, Thomas Jefferson High School and Sunset High School are playing softball home games at the Academy this season. All three programs have already started practicing at the facility in preparation for the new season.

Feb. 2 will mark the first DISD high school game at the facility since spring sports seasons ended abruptly last March due to COVID.

Below is the softball schedule for DISD high school games to be played at the Academy this season. Scheduling is subject to change.

Baseball scheduling will be announced soon.

Winter Programming

Winter isn’t stopping athletes from honing their baseball and softball skills at the Academy, as the Winter Training Program is underway. Over 160 athletes are registered to participate.

The complete programming schedule by age group is listed below. All programming runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration is available as

Clinic with the Pros

The Major League Baseball Alumni Association will conduct a Legends for Youth Clinic at the Academy on Saturday, Jan. 30.

The MLBPAA seeks to provide a positive baseball experience by empowering young baseball players to make positive life decisions while also teaching the fundamentals of the game in a multi-station format.

Activities for the free clinic will run from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Oates Field for athletes ages 13-18. A limited number of spots remain, and registration is available at

Black History Month Celebrations

The Academy is preparing to celebrate Black History Month in February with the annual Black History Month Baseball Camp presented by Nike and its inaugural Black History Month Jamboree on Saturday, Feb. 6.

The camp will run from 9-11 a.m. and be followed by the jamboree, which will be three baseball games between six area schools. Participating schools and scheduling for the Jamboree will be announced soon.