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Volunteers Improve Oxford High Baseball Field

Dozens of people work on athletic field; donations come from Oxford businesses and civic organizations.

Twenty fathers and high school baseball players worked on Friday to significantly upgrade the batting cage and build a new bullpen for the baseball and softball fields at .

The work was made possible by donated materials from , which donated 272 feet of railroad ties; , which donated 37 yards of process; and financial contributions from and the in Oxford. Several families also supplied homemade pizza and cookies for the workers. Parent Bill Miller thanks OHS baseball coach Brian Hourigan for planning and organizing the event.

Workers from will also be heading to the field next week to extend the water line to the baseball and softball fields, and aerate and seed the fields, Miller said. That work is vital to keep the field better maintained. Currently, the clay on the infield dries up and blows away; water will keep the clay moist and preserve it, Miller said.

Editor's Note: The information and photos for this article were provided by Bill Miller of Oxford. Thank you, Mr. Miller. At Oxford Patch, we accept submissions of articles, letters to the editor, photos and video. Please email those submissions to paul.singley@patch.com. Thanks.  

B Miller April 09, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Thanks to all the volunteers for their hard work and giving up their day off to work on the field. The generosity of our local business's is remarkable. Mike Quoka at Oxford Hardware and Mark Oczkowski of Earthworks just asked what do you need when approached for the project. Bryan Barrington of Oxford Greens GC has been wonderful in working with us to get the water lines extended at the field which will be a big benefit to maintaining the fields. The baseball team is very appreciative of everyone's support!
Amy Carlone Cote April 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Thank you Bill for spearheading this effort. Our students will be edit for years to come.

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