After all these years the Clay Center Baseball field has a different look.
With the need to alter the ballpark to better accommodate the current needs of the fields, and with Douglas Johnson in need of an Eagle Scout project, the renovations had an excuse to happen.
The first change that needed to be made was to make the back field more accessible. The field will be needed for practices this summer and was previously difficult to get to.
Also, with six youth ball teams and the measurements of the field at Legion/adult length, the fences needed to be brought in.
The baseball committee started pulling out all the fence posts in the outfield and rolled up the chain link fence. Johnson took over the project from there.
Walt Traut, who was in charge of this ball field change became Johnson’s project coach and assisted him with measuring out 280 feet from home plate to where the fence would be moved to.
To read the full story, see this week's issue of the Clay County News (5/23/12)