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City hits home run with baseball diamond improvements

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November 19, 2014 - 2:35 PM

PENTICTON - Baseball fields around town are set to get much-needed improvements thanks to a new partnership between the City and Penticton Slo-Pitch League.

The fields at Lions, Parkway and Skaha ball diamonds will get new rooftops, players’ benches, a new utility shed, tractor and metal base plates (the peg-system used in the past caused safety concerns).

“This partnership has improved softball fields in Penticton with additional safety features and amenities needed for players,” says Mayor Garry Litke. “We thank Penticton Slo-Pitch for their contribution to the community.”

The project came under budget at $31,980 with Penticton Slo-Pitch fronting 50 per cent of the costs as a donation. 

“We appreciate the City’s help with improving sports fields in Penticton, and how they handled our request. Small changes add up and it looks great. It’s a lot easier to make these changes when we work together,” says Chris Atkins, president of Penticton Slo-Pitch League.

Penticton Slo-Pitch has been part of the community since 1998, playing every spring, summer and fall season with more than five divisions and hundreds of players. Registration begins in spring.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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