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Softball’s New Look

The renovation of the softball field and its facilities is completed. The reconstructed area includes a new concession stand, new restrooms, added landscaping, and new pavement. New bleachers were added for more seating and positioned for more views of the field.

New concession stand for softball and baseball. (Brooke Pennella )

 

Over the summer of 2023, work started, and the last thing that was left to fix was laying sod in areas that were previously roped off. The plan for the reconstruction was in the works for four years and plans for a new ticket stand for the future.

 

“It was pretty much just a chain link fence boxed in and the bathrooms were just nasty and needed major updating,” varsity softball head coach Susan Sharpe said. 

 

These updates will fix previous problems experienced by the team and fans. The old dugouts would interfere with fans and would make it difficult to watch the game. The new dugouts that were built by Loudin Building Systems resolved this problem. 

 

“They sunk the ones [the dugouts] on the home side to improve the view from the spectators,” Coach Sharpe said. 

 

Updating and maintaining the athletic facilities will also help aid players in their training sessions and to better serve the spectators. 

 

“With respect to the baseball and softball complex, it has been some time since major updates had been made,” said Athletic Director Daniel Barrett. “With both programs growing, it was important to meet the needs of the programs.” 

 

Players are excited about the updates making the area feel more like a college complex. They are grateful that their accomplishments are being recognized and the upgrades show that.

Senior and Softball captain Mallory Greslick. (Brooke Pennella)

 

  “I really do like it,” senior and varsity team captain Mallory Greslick said. “It makes it feel like a different environment out there and I feel like the fans will be able to engage more with our games. It was long needed.”

 

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