Partnering with Smith Landscaping out of Beloit, Ohio the infield at Firestone Park next year will have a new, yet similar, look to it. The entire infield is being dropped 3-4 inches to help alleviate some of the sever drop off issues our infielders incur when running into the outfield or foul territory to catch fly balls. Also, the entire grass portion of the infield has been removed and will be replaced. The dirt underneath will also be lowered and flattened before planting new grass in the coming weeks. This will help with the bumpiness and unevenness of the infield.
In addition to the infield work, JLO Enterprises will be replacing both dugout roofs in the near future. The roofs on both the home and visitors dugouts are in dire need of replacement as much of the wood has been rotted away and their are sever draining issues with them which was the underlying cause of the dugout wall nearly collapsing last year.
It’s an exciting time to be apart of the Clipper baseball family and this is just the start to what I hope are many more upgrades to our baseball facility.