CUBA CITY—The Cuba City High School baseball diamond was rotated and improved last fall into this spring and a dedication ceremony was held between games during a double header at Kendall Murray Field on Friday. Those who helped with donations of money, time and equipment were publicly recognized at a brief ceremony.
“It was a lot of fun working with people who helped donate to support that project,” school athletic director and physical education teacher Jeff Pustina said. “The vision they had was interesting. I look forward to completing the updates in the near future.”
Pustina said there are a few things left to work on. The foul poles need to be purchased and installed, the warning track in front of the outfield fence needs to be put in, padding will be installed on the planks behind home plate and they are going to look into finalizing the baseball field material.
School superintendent Roger Kordus led the dedication event Friday night, calling those who assisted to the pitching mound for a picture. Kordus said he was impressed with the time and dedication the athletic booster club has put in on completing the project, which started late last summer. The school board allocated up to $15,000 to help fund the project.
“Through all of the rain and weather delays, we’re happy to have it done,” Kordus said. “It looks phenominal.”
Kordus specifically mentioned Pat and Nancy Murray for their donation of the new scoreboard, the booster club for the outfield and infield fencing, Wiederholt Excavating, Runde Electric, Delta 3 Engineering and Spahn and Rose Lumber Company. He also appreciated Chop and Julie Moor providing sandwiches, chips and drinks for everybody attending the event that evening.
“We had tremendous help throughout the entire project,” Kordus said. “I’m glad people took the time to come to the ceremony for recognition. This is a great thing for our school and our community.”
Afterward, Tim Murray, a part of the family the field is named after, threw the first pitch of the second game.