New backstop, fencing turning heads

PHOTO BY KURT IMMLER | DGKN
Thanks to donations and fundraisers, a new fence was installed at Dalton’s baseball field this winter.

DALTON  When outside practice begins in the next few weeks and games start at the end of next month, high school baseball players and fans can celebrate the return of the sport and also enjoy a new backstop and fencing at Dalton’s baseball field.

The generous spirit of Dalton and Kidron communities and other caring individuals and businesses has hit a homerun this winter.

After Scott Huth became the head baseball coach at Dalton seven years ago, he began a golf outing fundraiser to try to raise some money for items such as bats and pitcher’s gear.

“It’s really taken off,” he said. “It’s become a big thing. I get tremendous support from the community and local businesses.”

Every few years, money from the golf outing is used for a trip over spring break out of state to play baseball games. COVID-19 changed those plans this year but there is hope the team may get to travel next year.

This year seemed like a good year to replace the fencing that was becoming an eyesore and possible safety concern.

Read the complete story in the Feb. 17 edition.

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