Glover Baseball Field Nearly Ready For a Season That Will Never Be


Nick Senerchia

Glover Field is in the process of becoming a turf field.

Sam Plunkett, Senior, Sports Editor

Last year, the Pelham Board of Education passed a new budget that included a new Hutchinson Elementary School building and the turfing of Glover baseball field. Construction was started in the second half of 2019 and was supposed to be ready by the 2020 spring baseball season. Unfortunately, as the coronavirus has affected almost everything, the 2020 baseball season has been delayed. Work, however, continues on the field, with an aim for completion by the end of May.

Prior to the season’s delay, the team was practicing mostly inside, going out on Ingalls on some days. The varsity baseball team had high hopes that they might be able to play at least one or two games on the field if school were to resume, but with Governor May 1 Governor Cuomo announcement that school buildings across New York State would remained closed, that now seems unlikely.

“The entire team communicates with each other and our coaches every day to try and stay optimistic through these tough times…” said senior captain Nick Senerchia.

The field has also been outfitted with lines drawn on the turf for other sports, including rugby, soccer, and an additional practice field for other teams to use. The final process will include laying down a large “P” in centerfield that they look to have in place before the beginning of June. The field provides a major advantage to Pelham sports teams because now they will be able to use it in the rain or during the beginning of the spring season when the ground would typically still be wet from the melting snow.