12 Nov 2007

Improvements to the Baseball Field Underway

Catholic High has begun improvements to its baseball field which will provide students, parents, coaches and moderators additional opportunities to be a part of our athletic and extracurricular programs.

Improvements include leveling and re-sodding the outfield, a new backstop with netting and the addition of lights to the baseball field.

Lighting the field will allow the coaching staff extra time to give each player the personal attention he needs to develop his skills. The lights will also give the junior varsity and varsity squads time to practice together which will strengthen the program and develop camaraderie among players. Additionally, the marching band will have extended time for practice. It is our hope that more parents will be able to see their sons participate in these activities because we can start games closer to the end of a work day.

‘I am excited about the enthusiasm I see in our students because of these improvements to our facilities. This marks a new era in Catholic High baseball. I am pleased that we are honoring all who have been a part of our program in the past by continuing to build a quality program for the future,’ commented CHS Principal Brother Barry Landry, SC.

In the future, Catholic High hopes to make additional improvements on the baseball field including a concession stand, press box and restroom facilities.

The improvements to the field will be inaugurated ‘under the lights’ for our alumni baseball game on Saturday, February 16, 2008. At that game, CHS will celebrate the long history of baseball by saluting our alums and by celebrating the new and improved Grizzly Field which will serve many young men for years to come.

We encourage anyone who wishes to help support the mission of Catholic School through continuing to improve the school’s facilities and programs to contact CHS Development Director Hal Dupuy at (225) 389-0978 or hdupuy@catholichigh.org.