Our baseball and softball programs have waited for so long to have official homes. Now they do.
In a place they know well – Jim Barnett Park!
Through a landmark agreement with the City of Winchester, Shenandoah is renovating four fields in the park, including the two fields that have served as the longtime home of Hornets’ baseball and softball.
MAKE EVERY FACET OF THESE DIAMONDS PERFECT
We’re excited to say that Hornet Baseball has a permanent home at
Bridgeforth Field, and Hornet Softball will call Rotary Field home. With your gift you’ll fund:
- New synthetic turf on both fields featuring Shenandoah Athletic logos
- NCAA regulation dugouts, fencing and dimensions, which would allow Shenandoah to host NCAA Regional Playoffs
- Renovated bullpens on both fields that will provide expanded viewing areas for spectators
- New netting, improving safety
At Bodie Grim and Henkel-Harris fields, you’ll support significant
improvements such as renovated traditional playing surfaces, new
fencing, expanded dugouts, new press boxes, new scoreboards and
bullpens, and additional bleachers. The fields are also ADA accessible.
This renovated complex is one for the entire Winchester-Frederick
Handley High School, The Winchester Royals of the Valley League and
youth players will grow as athletes as they play on these improved
fields. And, Shenandoah is also developing programs that will make
playing ball possible for kids whose families might not otherwise be
able to afford for them to participate.
This facility will be a “win-win” for the Winchester/Frederick County community and Shenandoah University. It will greatly assist our student-athletes by allowing them to practice and compete around their class schedules. Lastly, this facility will help us in attracting the best baseball players/students to allow us to compete at the regional and national level.”
— Kevin Anderson, Head Baseball Coach
The opportunity to renovate and improve our facility is the next step in elevating our program in the ODAC. We will have a facility suited for a high-caliber competitive softball program, and will also allow growth for the sport in the Winchester community. This project will help to advance Shenandoah Softball into a new era.”
— Courtney Moyer, Head Softball Coach
I think this a great opportunity to be able to host ODAC and regional tournaments. I believe this new facility will bring larger crowds and more school spirit to the games! I can’t wait to see it.”
— Megan Scalley, RHP ’22
Growing up playing baseball in Winchester and now playing for the Hornets, I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to play in a state-of-the-art facility. Having this new complex will bring more attention to Shenandoah’s baseball program and the baseball community of Winchester. It will be something special.”
— Pearce Bucher, 3B ’22
HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?
For more information, please contact Greeley Myers, Assistant Vice President for Advancement.
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