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Friday, May 21, 2010

UPDATED: Softball finally getting its backstop

UPDATE: 5/27/10 - 3:09 p.m.

Thanks to the anonymous poster who pointed out - correctly - that the net displayed here is in fact the one being used for the season. There will be no replacement. The fact remains that the backstop was not complete in time for the season.

More importantly, though, I was wrong in stating that the team would still be waiting on a new net/backstop. This is the correct one. The bleachers, which now look just about finished on campus, are a new addition.


The Mount softball team, which played an entire season without a permanent backstop - some poles with a net (seen below) were used - should not have to wait much longer for a permanent fixture behind home plate.

These images were taken Thursday afternoon outside the ARCC:

It appears there will be some permanent seating as well, other than the bleachers that usually sit on the side of the hill. I'm not sure how closely the setup will resemble the one at the baseball team's E.T. Straw Family stadium but it is already shaping up to be a significant upgrade from what the team had in the past, and certainly what it had for the 2010 season.


Anonymous said...

Now if they only blacktop some more of the parking lot and build more dorms and classrooms.

Anonymous said...

Maybe before you put something on your blog you do some investigating and not speculating for once. Look at ET Straw Family Stadium and notice that baseball has the similar backstop with the netting that softball now has and so maybe just maybe that is what softball is supposed to look like.

BG said...

That would make sense except that a player on the softball team as well as someone in the athletic department said that the current net is temporary and will be replaced for next season. And that doesn't take away from the embarrassment of not even having a backstop for the team to begin the season.
Maybe just maybe you will grow the cajones to stop commenting anonymously and half-cocked.