DPW Homers in the Clutch to Win Opening Day

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Submitted by the Bedford Babe Ruth Baseball Softball League

The Bedford DPW grounds crew stepped, quite literally, up to the plate on Saturday morning. They drained and prepared multiple baseball and softball fields in just a few hours so that Bedford Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball Opening Day could take place as planned – Image (c) Mark Sullivan, 2108 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Recorded history will show that Saturday, April 28, 2018, was a sunny 70-degree day perfect for outdoor activities, including Bedford Babe Ruth Baseball Softball (BBRBS) Opening Day. However, at 7:00 am that morning, after three days of rain, the fields in Bedford were saturated and the situation looked grim.

The sun had yet to make an appearance and large puddles of standing water dotted Page, Town Center, and John Glenn Middle School fields.

As the nearly 400 registered BBRBS youth will tell you, the DPW stepped up to the plate and hit it out of the park.

Dennis Freeman’s grounds crew was able to prepare all fields in time for all games, the first of which started at 8:45 am. Not a single game was canceled.

In an impressive display of teamwork, John Isnor, Gary Pike, and Scott Yanosick led the charge to remove the water, scarify the infields, and paint the foul lines.

The BBRBS Board of Directors, players, and families extend their sincere appreciation.


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