Perrysburg baseball ready for new season, new field | Community Spirit
PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) - There is still frost on the ground, but Perrysburg High School is already thinking about spring. Administrators are prepping the school's new baseball field for the upcoming season. This February, the team will step on the field for practice for the first time.
Perrysburg High School Athletic Director Ray Pohlman says the old field located at the Jr. High School raised safety concerns. He cited multiple examples of times fly balls hit cars driving on I-75, which sits right next to the field. Pohlman says the new field eliminates that problem and provides players with improvements like new dugouts, more space for batting cages, and an improved irrigation system.
The school district says funding came from the community through donations and tax dollars.
The largest donation came from Perrysburg High School grad and World Series Champion manager Jim Leyland. Leyland donated $100,000 to the project.
Another sizable chunk came from a Perrysburg alum currently playing in the majors. Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Burke Badenhop gave $5,000.
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