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Master plan presented for updates to Teener Field in Ferguson Township

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By: Lauren Hensley

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP, Pa.--A possible facelift may be coming to the Teener League Fields, whose use dates back to the 1950s. For baseball players like 14-year-old Drew Reisinger, this facelift is a dream come true.  He plays third base and said there is no better feeling than, “when a right-hand batter gets on a ball and it comes steaming at you and you catch that really fast ball coming at you and people don't think you are going to catch it, but you do.”

Baseball has been a part of Drew's life from the time he was 5 years old.  During a town hall meeting, Ferguson Township officials revealed their master plan for the Teener League Fields, which includes enhanced access for those with disabilities, additional play areas, more parking and lights.

“If we get lights that means we can play instead of just in the day but in the night time because in night-time baseball there's just this feeling that excites you at night,” Reisinger said.

For the township, upgrading the diamond could mean some major green.   Another phase of the project includes upgrading to PIAA standards.

“We've already had conversations with the State Teener League and they have already expressed interest to host a tournament here in the coming years, so that is going to bring people in from all over the state,” David Pribulka, assistant township manager, said.

From here, the master plan is going to be finalized and presented to the township.  According to Pribulka, if all goes according to plan, the first phase of the project, which includes the upgrades to the fence and lighting, will be completed by fall 2015.  Resinger will have one year left to play on the field, but for his family it would be a dream come true.

“The fields now are great but the upgrades they have proposed will make them phenomenal, and it would be cool just to even come back and watch a game even after he is done,” Andy Reisinger, Drew’s father said.

To have a look at the plans, click here.

Master plan presented for updates to Teener Field in Ferguson Township


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