Coming off of their best season in school history, the UNOH Baseball program is continuing with strong momentum by upgrading the already first-rate Racer Field with a brand new turf infield. UNOH's turf infield is now a state of the art field-turf that will be ready for play in the 2015 fall and spring seasons. Not only is the surface state of the art, but UNOH will be the first college baseball program in the country to have cardinal colored turf on their field. Racers' Head Coach Kory Hartman is thrilled with the project stating, "I would first like to thank our President, Dr. Jarvis, and Athletic Director, Chris Adams, for spearheading this project and making it a reality. Turf allows us to save not only on maintenance, but travel as well. As this past spring showed, it can be difficult to play games this far north in early March. As a result, we are left with no other choice but to travel south to get games in. The drainage capabilities of turf will allow our student-athletes to not only play home games earlier, but practice outside earlier as well. I firmly believe that we now have every facility needed to take this program to a nationally prominent level."
Coach Hartman commented on the uniqueness of the color scheme as well, "It was something that Dr. Jarvis, Coach Adams, my staff, and I all decided was the right thing for UNOH. I feel that UNOH is one of the most unique schools in the country and I want that to be reflected in everything that we do as a program."
SportsField, out of Texas, has been working with UNOH diligently on the field for the past couple of months despite the pressing weather. On this, Head Coach Kory Harman comments, "SportsField Engineering has done a remarkable job of installing their product. I want to personally thank everyone at SportsField for their involvement in this project and their willingness to embrace a new idea."
The project broke ground in late June and will be completed at the end of July, which will allow the Racers to get familiar with the new surface during their fall practices. To get a full, updated view of the of the field from start to current state, check out http://www.photosnack.com/F8C7895C5A8/pdt54jkp