PSU Turf Students Renovate Local Little League Field

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Little Leaguers will be playing ball on new and improved fields this spring thanks to the efforts of Penn State Turfgrass Science students who won $4,000 last year in a national SportsTurf Managers Association competition. The team was coached by Mr. Matt Naedel, research associate in the Penn State Turfgrass Project.

The students donated their winnings and worked alongside Mr. Matt Neri, groundskeeper for the State College Spikes, the Pittsburgh Pirates' single-A affiliate, to overhaul two fields near Centre Hall on an October Saturday. The crews spread a new infield mix and installed clay bricks below the pitcher's landing area and batter's and catcher's boxes. They set new pitching rubbers and bases, reshaped the infield and fertilized the outfield.

The students also repainted foul lines using donated equipment from Doug Shattinger of Pioneer Paint. Mark Dargay from E.H. Griffith of Pittsburgh and Valley Ag and Turf of Centre Hall provided equipment for the day. Other items were supplied by Steve Legros of Turf and Dirt!

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This page contains a single entry by ANDREW SCOTT MC NITT published on January 17, 2010 9:22 PM.

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