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Virginia Tech Airport, VA
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Roanoke Regional Airport, VA
The BBA plays a major support role for the BHS Varsity & JV programs via fundraising, field maintenance, and administration of the summer wood bat league. The main goal of the BBA is to provide a complete support organization from coach pitch all the way to Varsity baseball.
The BBA also typically handles off season field maintenance, watering, mowing, including purchasing 26 tons of infield dirt this pre-season.
Blacksburg Baseball Association's Renovation of BHS Field- Infield replaced with Bluegrass sod, new clay pitching mound constructed, fully functional drainage system installed, and complete windscreen covering field, including personalization.
In the fall of 2006, the Blacksburg Baseball Association, in conjunction with BHS, renovated the playing surface at Blacksburg High School. Constructed in 1974, the field has had more than its share of wear and tear. The existing infield was removed, and a comprehensive drainage system was installed. Over 100 tons of topsoil was added in order to bring the field up to specification. Some spots on the field were different in height by as much as 10 inches! The field was graded and rocks removed. A clay pitcher's mound was installed and new sod was laid. These pictures record some of the activity. The project cost was $35,000, with no cost required from BHS.
Many thanks to the countless volunteers who helped with this community project, via donations and hard labor. Together, we are making baseball in Blacksburg better!
Ricky Sowers drills and saws through a concrete manhole to install the infield drain line.
Tony Houff operates his ditch witch.
Rising Senior Greg Juanarena displays his awesome raking skills and exceptional muscular development.
After weeks of grading, drain installation, and mound installation, the new sod was ready for installation.
We're almost there...
"Rounding third" on the finished product
A different view of Ricky. Believe it or not, it took him several hours to cut through the massive concrete structure. All 400 ft of new drain line tie into two different sewer mains.
Over 400 feet of drain lines were installed to remove water from the field.
John Galbraith directs players on where materials should be moved.
Lavery Sod Farm begins laying the new sports bluegrass.
As soon as the sod was laid, it was time to water.
John and Michael Simonetti begin accessing the water main so the team can install the new infield water line.
Various members of the BBA working on the field.
Hundreds of rocks needed to be removed before the sod could be laid.
Our new infield awaits.
Progress is being made.
Another view of the finished product.