Pacific Lutheran's baseball program will enjoy a new synthetic turf infield, which is currently being installed at the Lutes' field on the Parkland campus.
Only the infield will be synthetic turf. The outfield, which drains well in the usually rainy Pacific Northwest spring, will remain natural turf.
Fall baseball practice has been pushed back from its normal start so that the players can practice on their new infield. The base areas and base lines will feature brown-colored synthetic turf, unlike a number of synthetic turf fields in the area that have a color more closely resembling red clay.
Additionally, the pitchers mound and the bullpen areas will also be covered with brown-colored synthetic turf.
The new infield is a continuation of plans to improve the baseball field, with installation of new bleachers two seasons ago being the start of that process.
Another major capital improvement project, the installation of a synthetic turf field and a grass field, was completed during the summer, and the synthetic turf field is currently being used for football practice and women's and men's soccer practices and games. It will also serve the university's recreational, intramural, club sports and academic needs.
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