GHS baseball fundraising for new field

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Goshen High School baseball field could receive a face-lift in the near future, but baseball head coach Robby Kinsual said it will take a community to raise funds for the renovations.

“The phase we are most focused on is Phase One, and that’s to tear down the two dugouts,” Kinsaul said. “We’re going to back them up down the baseline because they’re so close to the stands and the field.”

In addition, plans call for a 3.5 foot brick wall with high netting to protect spectators from fly balls.

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The project could take upwards of $50,000 and the Eagles have already started making efforts to raise the money. Several local officials and former Goshen superstars have pledged funds.

“There have been several people that have donated to that so far,” Kinsaul said. “Mr. Joey Jackson, a county commissioner, has said that he will donate some money towards it. I talked to Wesley Wright, who plays for the Orioles now, and he has said that he would help out. Anything and everything toward this project is very appreciated.”

To help fund the much-needed project the baseball team and athletics department also are hosting several fundraising events.

“Friday, May 8, on the Mike Amos show Today in LA, we are having a cake sale,” Kinsaul said.

“We are encouraging everybody to call in and bid on those cakes. This money is going to the project as well. I believe so far we’ve got in the neighborhood of 30 cakes, but the more you better.”

Kinsaul said the team would also be hosting a Rib Sale on Saturday, May 23. Pickup will be from 8 a.m. to noon.

“You can buy a slab of ribs for $20 and Mr. Joe Wares is going to cook the ribs,” Kinsaul said. “We’re going to cook them the Friday night before and we will have them ready for pick up Saturday.”

Kinsaul said the project was something the athletic department had hoped to be able to do for the baseball team, and he is thankful to finally see the project come to fruition.

“I would like to say thanks you to Dr. (Mark) Bazzell and the Pike County Board of Education … and also to the Town of Goshen for putting up what they have thus far,” Kinsaul said. It’s very much appreciated.”

Anyone wanting to donate has also been asked to visit the school athletics page and donate through the gofundme page listed on the website.