At an April 6 event to “celebrate Sewanee baseball” during a double-header against Millsaps, Vice-Chancellor John McCardell noted the Montgomery Field improvements made so far and praised the student-athletes and their parents for their dedication. He reminded the crowd of the importance of athletics as part of an education and of the many lessons learned on the playing field. The families and fans in attendance enjoyed a true baseball celebration including hot dogs, pretzels, and Cracker Jacks.
Last fall, Sewanee began a fundraising effort to renew Montgomery Field, a three-phase project that, when complete, will give baseball players a safe, competitive facility and will significantly upgrade the experience of spectators. For this season, Sewanee completed the upgrade of the playing surface with a warning track and a seamless transition from infield to outfield. The on-field portion of the project also included a new irrigation system and new black vinyl fencing. The generosity of parents and alumni made the improvements possible.
The project will now focus on off-field amenities, including a 200-seat grandstand and a pavilion with concessions, restrooms, and a picnic area. To learn more about the project, visit this page.