LITTLE ROCK – Head coach Scott Norwood and the UALR baseball program recently unveiled the latest in a series of upgrades to Gary Hogan Field. New slats installed to the outfield fence, new pitcher’s and bullpen mounds as well as new workout equipment in the indoor hitting facility were all part of the latest improvements.
“I’m very pleased with the recent upgrades made to Gary Hogan Field,” said Norwood. “The new slats we’ve installed to our outfield fence improve the overall look of the park and really improve the sight line from the batter’s perspective.”
The new slats provide a cleaner look to the park’s outfield fence and a more consistent backdrop for hitters. A new game mound and first-base bullpen mounds were also installed. Inside the Trojans’ indoor hitting facility, new workout equipment that includes a Smith machine, bench press and leg press were donated to give the UALR players more strength and conditioning options.
These upgrades are the most recent in a series of improvements to Gary Hogan Field over the past decade. The program added new polyurethane turf to the infield prior to the start of the 2012 season. In 2005, the park underwent a $1.6 million renovation that included a new lighting system, the construction of a new indoor hitting facility and seating expansion.
UALR has played its games at Gary Hogan Field, previously known as Curran Conway Field, since 1978.
The Trojans open their 2013 season with a weekend series against Creighton at Gary Hogan Field beginning Friday, Feb. 14.