“Off-Season Field Improvements Continue at Boyd Park”
Just one year ago Boyd Park underwent a dramatic transformation as a new sod infield was installed over the Thanksgiving holiday. After busy spring and summer seasons, which saw all three Central Baseball host major tournaments and dozens of home games on the new turf, the field at Boyd Park received a welcome break from action this fall as well as some nice late summer rains. Coach Joe Benes took advantage of this hiatus to engage Odeys Sports Field Experts for some needed renovations and alterations to the field. The baseball teams also pitched in with some manpower on a warm Sunday in early November to help tidy things up for the coming winter.
The improvements made to the field by Odeys included installing a brickdust warning track around the infield from dugout to dugout, installing crushed aggregate basepaths, installing coaching boxes along the first and third baselines, re-aligning the bases, pitching mound and home plate and constructing a new pitching mound.
According to Coach Benes, it was important to get a professional outfit like Odeys involved to “make sure that we do things the right way.” Odeys was also involved in overseeding and fertilizing the field and will stay on board to provide turf management advice. “These guys are first class all the way,” said Coach Benes. “They’ll help us get this field looking great and keep it that way.”
Other recent improvements also include the new batting cages that were constructed by Bill Smith and his colleagues from the Bricklayer’s Union.
Many thanks to Odeys, Coach Benes, Mr. Smith and all of those who have contributed many long hours to building a home ballfield for Central Baseball.
Central High School’s Boyd Park