The Washington Demons baseball season kicks off next Tuesday at home, and they’ll do so in style. The Demons will get the chance to open up their season on a brand new baseball field.
The old field got a full renovation including new fences, a new back stop and a net protecting the crowd rather than fencing. The seating area is all new concrete to make it, as head coach Nathan Miller put it, a concourse feel for the fans. Also a brand new press box will be behind home plate.
The dugouts are also new and a major league style, a brand new eight inning scoreboard will also be visible along with a full field irrigation system so the fans don’t stand in mud.
Miller did say with the brick back stop that has been added, it could create a new challenge for players.
“If there is a play at the plate and the ball gets over thrown, it’s got a chance ricochet off of those bricks,” Miller said. “There’s a cement pad for everyone to sit one, and the ball could ricochet of that as well. That would be the major differences as far as the way the game could possibly change, but everything else would stay the same.”
Miller said the field has not stopped the team from practicing and that the warm winter helped with the completion. He did add that there is one more thing that needs to be done, but it will wait until the fall.
Miller said they will reseed the infield, and then after that it will be done.
“I think when people come to our baseball field, they’re going to have a great experience, we will have one of the nicest places to come to a game and places for kids to play,” Miller said.
The Demons kick off their baseball season on Tuesday, hosting L&M. You can catch all of the action right here with pre game at 7:15 and the first pitch at 7:30 on the one to count on for local sports coverage AM and FM KCII.