Mother Nature smiled on the opening weekend of the Fall Prospect Series, offering up lots of sunshine, blue skies and warm temperatures. The weather and the promise of competitive high school baseball drew a solid group of Stark County baseball fans out to Jackson and Central Catholic's varsity fields. Fans watched as five area travel teams worked on "getting their sea legs" after most had taken off the month of August. Judging by the scores, hitters were ahead of pitchers in some games this first weekend as gap shots and homers flew - that is likely to change as FPS pitchers find their rythm in the coming weeks. First week competitors included the Canton Spikes 16u and 18u squads, Mashfactory Elite 16u and 18u as well as the Stark County Terriers 16u/18u combined club. These same teams will be joined by 18u clubs from the Ohio Glaciers (Struthers, Ohio) and the Diamond Boys (Hudson, Ohio) this coming Saturday and Sunday as the Series rolls into its second week. Again this weekend, all games will be played at Jackson and Central Catholic Varsity Fields starting at 10:00 AM Saturday. See the schedule at www.fallprospectseries.com/wk2games. Admission is not charged for the Series.