Winter Work Continues on Outdoor Fields

The new scoreboard is ready for its first game on March 19, when Wabash plays Wilmington College in the first game on the new baseball field.

Old Man Winter hasn’t kept the construction crews from their continued work on the outdoor fields renovation project this January.

View the latest photos from the project here.

The new baseball stadium located behind the Knowling Fieldhouse is getting closer and closer to completion. The new scoreboard was put in place over a week ago, and fencing has been added behind home plate. The batting cages behind the right field wall are ready for the first outdoor practice. And if you take a moment to walk the field, look carefully and you’ll find all second base is in its post and ready for the first double of the season.

This mound of dirt currently sits where the center of the new soccer pitch will be located.

The new baseball stadium is not the only area that has drawn the attention of the construction crews during the blustery January work weeks. Mud Hollow field no longer has the signature backstop with WABASH COLLEGE painted across the red wooden expanse. The old baseball dugouts, and event the old familiar storage shed have all been torn down in preparation for the new soccer stadium that will be built this spring and summer. Crews have torn out the hill just east of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house to make way for the new stands for soccer fans to view the game. The dirt from the hill will help level Mud Hollow for both the soccer field and the new practice and intramural fields that will be locate on the north-eastern edge of the complex.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the fall 2011.

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