(5-7-22) Mother Nature has not been in a good mood this spring…the wet cold and rainy conditions have forced spring high school athletic events to be cancelled day after day.
But thanks to the lead designer of the Hillsdale Athletic Complex, Celina’s Fanning Howey,they have helped to make the facility one of the top in Ohio and keep teams on he field.
The infields of Hillsdale’s (located in Jeromesville, Ohio) game-day baseball and softball fields are covered by artificial turf, while the outfields will be natural grass. Two other natural-surface fields, one baseball and one softball, are in the works and should be completed as early as this summer.
The project also calls for accessible restroom facilities and a concession stand.
The project is receiving major revenue from tax money from the Rover Pipeline project.
Hillsdale baseball coach Jason Snow told the Richland Source –
“It’s great to know that, if the rain stops, we’re going to be able to play. We never have to worry if our field will be ready.”
In the same story Hillsdale senior Caden Fickes said –
“As a baseball player, you always dream of playing in a facility like this. It’s amazing. With all the rain we’ve had this spring, we’re probably the only team in the area that doesn’t really have to worry about rainouts.”
Other sports are benefiting from the new complex –