Time to play ball on ballfield solutions | SummitDaily.com

Time to play ball on ballfield solutions

Travis BennettBlue River

I would like to respond to Ryan Slabugh’s May 25 article on a Frisco Little League ballfield as well as comment on the youth baseball situation in general.For those readers who know me, both my sons played competitive baseball in this county when competition for field space could sometimes be intense.After my boys left the county, many baseball parents lobbied for a baseball field.The town of Frisco responded, but actually built another softball field. For those who don’t know the differences between the sports, a baseball field has infield grass, a softball field does not. A ball plays much differently off the dirt.I hope the town of Frisco responds with a real baseball field this time. As for the older boys getting fields, I would disagree with Slabaugh’s assessment.While the scheduling system gives them more priority than the little kids, they still don’t have a baseball field (even though they are heavily scheduled at the Frisco peninsula). I propose two solutions; we really need both: 1) Make the current Frisco field a real baseball diamond; 2) Complete the two fields at the high school (one softball, one baseball).Maybe the county could step up here. With global warming upon us, the high school baseball team could actually have some home games.

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