CHS opens new baseball and softball facility

Mar 17 Written by 

Clinton High School cut the ribbon on their new baseball and softball facility prior to home openers on Thursday night.

The Lady Red Devils took on the Chapman Lady Panthers in softball and Clinton hosted Abbeville in baseball.

Before the first pitch, District 56 officials, along with CHS administration and members of the community ushered in a new era in this state-of-the-art facility.  

“The planning and the desire for this has gone on for many years,” said District 56 board chair Jim Barton. “The community can be proud about the way we went about this project.”

Superintendent Dr. David O’Shields expressed his happiness to have baseball and softball now on campus at CHS.

“You only get one time to cut a ribbon to appreciate fully what’s been done,” said O’Shields. “We are very happy to have another sport based here at Clinton High School. It is the right thing to do.”

Prior to the games, members of the 1960 and 1961 baseball state championship teams at Clinton High School were recognized. Former Red Devil Kinard Littleton threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

“We are so proud of this facility for our community and for our students,” said CHS principal Maureen Tiller.

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