Getting down and dirty for a good cause: youth baseball
Next season youthful Amherst baseball aficionados will have a better place to play thanks to the volunteer efforts of Amherst Baseball, Inc., a new name for the baseball program founded by "Mr. Baseball" Stan Ziomek w-a-y back in 1952.
Last Saturday, in less than four hours, with plenty of help from the Amherst College baseball team, a large part of the general recreation field at Kiwanis Park on Stanley Street was transformed into a regulation Little League Field.
No one could remember the last time the town built a baseball field.
Spokesman Nate Budington reports the field's final application of a specially engineered infield mix will be applied later this month.
When it comes to providing safe, healthy, character-building recreation programming the town too often strikes out. So every now and then, it's nice to see somebody hit one out of the park.