Recap: Schoharie Field Renovation

Wednesday was very successful and rewarding for our entire front office staff . We spent the day renovating Schoharie Little League, which had been badly damaged from the floods of Hurricane Irene.

Check out the picture below…the water line reached the middle of the upstairs window in the concession stand behind home plate.

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Our staff, along with friends and league volunteers took to the field at 8 a.m. to begin the day long process.

First we cut out the old sod on the baselines, around home plate, the pitchers mound and along the infield.

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GM Rick Murphy cutting out old sod along home plate

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Stadium Operations Manager Keith Sweeney getting rid of the old sod

Next we laid out the new sod:

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Dug out the old home plate and pitchers mound:

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Started to mix in new dirt on the infield:

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Rebuilt the pitchers mound and home plate areas to correct specs:

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Other work included new coaches boxes, grading the infield and placing in new bases. A big thank you to all of the volunteers who helped throughout the day. It was a great success!

Some great stories were aired on the local news that evening…here are a few links and a few more photos:

FOX23: ValleyCats Helping Little Leaguers

YNN: ValleyCats pitch in with little league cleanup

News10: Valleycats help rebuild Schoharie Little League field

CBS6: ValleyCats repair destroyed Little League field in Schoharie

Times Union Photos

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Members of Schoharie Little League

 

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GM Rick Murphy with Account Executive Chris Dawson

 

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