Although the baseball season is far from the beginning, that doesn’t mean they’re not making some kind of improvement. Earlier this summer, the baseball dugout were torn down to make room for the much-needed renovations.
The dugouts have been under construction since the beginning of the semester. Coach Brandon Reeder proposed a five-year plan for the facility upgrades to administration. It wasn’t something the team wanted, rather needed.
“That five-year plan included irrigation, a new scoreboard, grandstand, press box, batting cages, and dugouts,” Reeder said.
The renovations will include more field storage, better bathrooms and enough room in the dugouts for 30 to 35 players at one time. Reeder said that all of the issues are being addressed with their new and improved setup.
The renovations will be finished before the start of the preseason. Reeder said he had to move all of the Fall home games to the end of October to accommodate construction. Although it looks like a mess, the construction hasn’t gotten in the way.
“Our practices are also pushed back to later in the evening to ensure the safety of our players, construction workers, and their equipment. It’s only another obstacle we must overcome,” Reeder said, “Progress and growth are sometimes painful but I’m excited to see the finished product.”
The baseball players have plenty of time to get ready for their first game, with the regular season beginning next semester and upcoming games being announced later in the year.