The softball field on the Firebaugh High campus and the baseball field on the Lynwood Middle campus received nearly $2 million in renovations, raising field quality to CIF game regulations and reducing the risk of injury to players.
“Our Firebaugh teams can take pride in hosting their own home games and won’t have to travel to neighboring schools as often,” Lynwood Unified Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite said. “These new enhancements support our District’s mission of providing a safe environment for our students to follow their passions – whether they are inside or outside the classroom.”
The baseball field at Lynwood Middle School includes new dugouts, a new backstop, additional paved areas for spectators, batting tunnels and fencing in addition to drought-tolerant grass and regraded, compacted soil under the field to eliminate soft spots.
Firebaugh High’s softball field also receive regraded, compacted soil and drought-tolerant grass as well as a new irrigation system, a new walking track and Southern California’s first removable outfield safety fence, which cradles any player who hits it while chasing down a long hit.