Tuesday, March 14, 2017

• Unveiling of New Baseball Stadium for Elsinore High School

TIGERS, PLAY BALL!

The entire field is synthetic except for the pitching mound.
As an old baseball player I'd love to see what it's like to play on such a surface. 
We all remember that freakish rainstorm from a couple of years ago, it was dubbed a micro burst. It really tore up the campus of Elsinore High School, including the baseball stadium.
The varsity team posed with Co-Principals Arredondo and Hamilton, LEUSD Superintendent Doug Kimberly, LEUSD President Juan Saucedo, LEUSD Board Members Heidi Dodd and Stan Crippin, along with Wildomar councilmember Bridgette Moore, mayor Tim Walker, and mayor pro-tem Ben Benoit. 

Since that time they've redesigned the quad to handle the storm waters, and today they had a ribbon cutting on the new baseball field, which includes LED lights. 

In the image below, you see councilmember Bridgette Moore holding one side of the ribbon, mayor Tim Walker holding the other side and LEUSD board member Heidi Dodd wielding the scissors.

Below is a 2 minute video showing the dedication speeches, the ribbon cutting and throwing out the first pitch.



I had a chance to speak to Sarah Arredondo and Robbin Hamilton, co-principals of the school, to get some more insight on the new stadium. 
We had that horrible micro burst, and it caused a tremendous amount of devastation. The Dugout was completely devastated, our fencing was down, roofs were off of our buildings. Based on the district wanting to correct that, we redid all the drainage —part of a huge renovation project with the quad, and also the baseball field. This is the final renovation from that and we've been safe and protected from any flooding and this new facility for our young men.


Images previously seen in the Press Enterprise of the September 2014 damage.






The games aren't quite on the same level as the Lake Elsinore Storm, but the admission is free, and locals are encouraged to come down and watch some games. 

The schedule can be found at the school's website. 

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There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens."
– Tommy LaSorda



Wildomar Rap tip of the day: 
Make it happen, let others do the watching and the wondering.

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