Central Catholic baseball players are calling their soon-to-be baseball stadium a field of dreams.
Very excited to hear about it...We've been waiting for something like this, said Jordan Bedell, a Junior at Central Catholic.
Varsity baseball coach Jeff Mielcarek is calling it a field of possibilities. Any time you build facilities that are state of the art, it certainly helps in the recruitment effort, said Mielcarek.
A new baseball complex, to be built by the spring of 2012, is being made possible by a $2.5 million donation from one Central Catholic alumni. Cleves Delp, Owner and CEO of wellness company, Delp Co., says the money he's putting up represents his lifelong and steadfast commitment to Central Catholic. I say it's an honor and a privilege and a thrill to be in the position to do something for Northwestern Ohio and Central Catholic, said Delp.
When finished, the complex will be second in the area only to Fifth Third Field in terms of quality. It will have suites, study rooms for student athletes, and a very expensive artificial field turf, hoping to draw in regional and state tournaments.
Needless to say this year TMs senior class is envious of their underclass teammates. I'm definitely jealous, but at the same time I know our senior class has worked extremely hard to get us to this point, said Senior Kenny Wise.
The complex will be built on property owned by the Diocese of Toledo along Holland-Sylvania road in South Toledo, a 20-minute drive from Central Catholic High School.