New softball field ready for play

Athletic Director Dr. Kevin Wilson, left, shares a commemorative bat with LU President Dr. John Moseley during the unveiling of the new softball field. April 11, 2023. (Photo by Devyn Sigars/Clarion News)

By Devyn Sigars

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Softball play returns to campus this spring following the completion of facility improvements. The first home game of the season took place April 16, 2023 when Nebraska Kearney visited Blue Tiger Nation. The new field was recently recognized when LU President Dr. Moseley and Director of Athletics Dr. Kevin Wilson held a commemorative event at the field on April 11, 2023.

The improvements include new dugouts, improved drainage, and new turf.   For a fee, the field will be available to non-Lincoln teams.

During the commemoration, President Moseley thanked the contractor, Kansas-based Mammoth Sports Construction, for completing the $630,000 project. An anonymous donor provided $500,000 to fund the new facility, with the remaining paid for with existing student fees.

Moseley said he promised the players, their parents, and the community a new and improved softball complex. On Tuesday, it was delivered.

“I made a promise to you girls and your parents two years ago and I didn’t think we would go through so much to get here,” Moseley said. “But I never doubted the process.”

A drone photo of the old LU softball field. March 16, 2022. Photo by Jordan Parker/Clarion News.

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