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Indian Creek baseball field gets renovations

RENOVATED — The John Muth Recreational Complex has gotten a much-needed update after S&S Processing of Pittsburgh improved the infield grade, which started to become a safety issue for players. Team members assisted on site and the grounds are ready for the season. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

MINGO JUNCTION — The John Muth Recreational Complex in Mingo Junction has gotten some much-needed improvements just in time for the spring sports season.

Indian Creek High School baseball head coach Mike Cottis said a $6,500 project was completed on March 20 to upgrade the infield and remedy some growing safety issues.

The work was completed by S&S Processing of Pittsburgh within a 12-hour period.

“The baseball field was built in 2001 and it has been maintained by one custodian and the coaches,” Cottis said. “It’s slowly deteriorated over the years and started to become a safety issue with the players. (The contractor) brought the infield grade with the infield grass level, smoothed the infield and improved the drainage.”

He added that baseball players also assisted at the site and material was donated from Tri-State Recycling of for the warning track that team officials will do themselves.

“All of the funding came from fundraisers through the Boosters and athletic department. The baseball team save up money to pay for the cost,” Cottis said. “Our field is a hidden gem and I’d like to think it is one of the best fields in the valley.”

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