March 6, 2021

Stevens County Times

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Groundbreaking on community softball complex

Pictured: (L-R) Sandy Olson-Loy, Stephanie Howe, Eric Norum, Ella Saito, Mary Asche, Joe Nicholson, Mary Holmberg, Ray Bowman, Robi Bowman, Troy Ferguson, Sheldon Giese, Blaine Hill, Matt Johnson, Michelle Behr, Morgan Mathews, Tony Reimers, Emma Bowman, Bryan Herrmann, Eric Johnson. Softball players of all ages also attended the celebration.

UMN Morris news release

Work is underway on a new shared softball facility for the University of Minnesota Morris, Morris Area Schools, and the City of Morris. Officials gathered for a groundbreaking celebration on Monday, August 24.  

The University of Minnesota Morris, Morris Area Schools, and the City of Morris are creating a softball facility that reflects the level of play of area high school and college athletes. The fields will be a community asset and a partnership for the future. 

“UMN Morris and Morris Area Schools have a strong history and relationship of working positively together on facilities like Big Cat Stadium as well as the track,” says Matt Johnson ’03, director of intercollegiate athletics and Morris Area School Board. “Our new softball field complex will provide amazing opportunities for student-athletes in both programs to grow while playing on one of the finest fields in west central Minnesota.”