Renovated Baseball Field is Open for Play

Renovated Baseball Field is Open for Play

Jack Hennessy ’10
Sports Web Editor

Photo by Jack Hennessy '10

Principal John Dodig opened the newly renovated Staples baseball field before the Varsity squad lost a close one to Wilton 3-1 on Monday.

The festivities were only slightly dampened by the team’s loss as fans, parents, and other members of the community celebrated the first renovation of the field in 34 years. Changes to the new stadium include redesigned dugouts, a completely restructured infield, a state-of-the-art drainage system (which is being put to the test so far this season), a rebuilt batting cage, and seating for upwards of 200 fans in the form of entirely new metallic bleachers.

This field is fitting for the defending FCIAC champions who are currently 8-3 in the league and just beat first place Ludlowe behind the strong pitching of junior David Speer ’10. The team certainly seems to be earning its donation from the team’s booster club and close to 100 different donors.