LHS softball field under repair for time being

LCR photos/Alex Boyer
The Lebanon High School softball field was ready to play on in 2017. Pictured in the top photo is a crack in the concrete that has made the stadium been deemed unsafe to play on.

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LACLEDERECORD.COM

A severe windstorm has caused damage to the recently built Lebanon High School softball field.
In 2017, the Lebanon High School softball team was built a new home thanks to the hard work of the Lebanon Area Foundation Softball Committee and the Lebanon R-3 Board of Education.

After the school board voted 7-0 in favor of letting the property proceed on district property in early April of that year, construction began for phase one for a new field for the girls’ softball team.

Completed in August of 2017, the ‘Jackets have currently played the last two seasons at ‘Jacket Softball Field.

According to LHS activities director Will Christian, winds of over 50 miles per hour two weeks ago put a crack in the concrete of one of the suspension poles which caused it no longer to be stable.

“That pole not being stable caused us to not allow students on it,” he stated.

Due to the damages, the Lebanon Middle School softball team was forced to finish their spring season at Boswell Park after the community of Lebanon helped fund money to build the new stadium.

“The softball stadium as everyone knows was completely built and funded by an outside group,” said Christian. “Everything that happens with the field, currently, our school district still consults with that outside group which I believe is the right thing to do since it was their dollars.

“Them along with our maintenance department are in the process of scheduling the needed concrete work.”

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