FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
HOUSTON – The University of Houston baseball program recently completed repairs to Cougar Field in preparation for the 2009 season.
For approximately two weeks, Athletic Field Specialists were hard at work finishing a complete resurfacing of the infield, which was done to provide a better, truer playing surface. The infield dirt, along with the grass infield area, was laser leveled and grass baselines were added to the field.
In addition, the pitcher’s mound was torn down and rebuilt.
The repairs were the first that had been done to the 15-year-old field and head coach Rayner Noble thinks it will have a positive impact come game time.
“It had been 15 years since the field had been put in and we had never had it resurfaced so it was time,” Noble said. “They put in new Bermuda grass and grassed in the baselines. It’s going to provide a more level playing surface for us.”
The Cougars open the 2009 season Feb. 20-22 when they play Kansas State in a weekend, non-conference series at Cougar Field. The series begins at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, continues at 4 p.m. on Feb. 21 and will wrap up at noon on Feb. 22.