Woodville Field, where Chartiers Valley’s varsity baseball team holds its home games, could be ready to “play ball” this week.
Drainage pipes have been installed and new sod was planted in the left field area
School workers have been watering and rolling the outfield for the past week and hope to be ready to play the first home game of the season Wednesday afternoon against West Mifflin. The field is located next to the.
Scott Seltzer, the district’s assistant superintendent, wrote to parents about the new home opening date and thanks the maintenance department for its “hard work” in trying to get the project done as quickly as possible.
“This has been a long process,” Seltzer wrote in an email sent to parents. “I want to apologize for all of the frustration that this project has caused.
The first eight games of the season had to be moved to other high schools because poor drainage and several soccer practices last fall caused problems in the left field area. The baseball team will still have at least four home games before the end of the season.
Two baseball boosters complained to the last month that the field needed improvements and better maintenance.
District officials said at the meeting that , and were preparing to work on a drainage problem if left field. But the repairs apparently came too late to save the first part of the baseball season after the school’s soccer team used parts of the outfield for a few practices.