HS Baseball: Corbett Field receives facelift

Baseball players will have a new field of dreams to play on next season when the season starts up in Minot. The renovation of Corbett Field was completed on Tuesday

The project converted the long time natural grass field to an artificial surface that will help cut down on maintenance while at the same time giving the players a consistent surface to play on in all weather conditions. The process was relatively quick with construction beginning just after Labor Day.

"You know baseball starts earlier and earlier every year," Director of Operations Jarrod Olson said. "I believe Minot State's college team has games scheduled tentatively in the month of March. You know, the winter's in North Dakota we can have 50 and 60 degrees or we could have 40 below and snow.

You know they'll be able to have great consistent fields no matter what type of weather you're playing in. And again with all of the other major cities in North Dakota going to artificial turf, I hate to say it but it keeps us in the game with getting tournaments and regional plays and things like that. You know no matter what the weather is you know if you get 2-3 inches of rain in a short amount of time probably within 30-40 minutes you'll be back on this field playing."

The renovation was in conjunction with a remodeling project of two fastpitch softball diamonds at the South Hill Complex that also have been completed.

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