West Fork makes dugout improvements

The new tin exterior of the West Fork dugout is shown from the front. Work was recently completed to upgrade it, (Submitted photo)

SHEFFIELD – Newly-updated dugouts await West Fork’s baseball team and its visitors this summer, it only remains to be seen if those updates will be met with a 2020 season.

New head coach Tom Shreckengost inquired about replacing the surface of the enclosed dugouts shortly after he was hired to replace Lance Thompson.

“They’ve been enclosed for quite a few years,” Shreckengost said. “It was boarding that was deteriorating, and we had to stain them every year. When I was hired, and I’ve been watching baseball since I played there in the late 80s and early 90s, it has always been a deal where you couldn’t do the dugouts since the water table is so high..."

The full story appears in the April 29 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.