NORTH LOGAN – Green Canyon baseball is in the middle of its inaugural season, but the team likely won’t be playing any home games. According to Green Canyon Athletic Director O’Dell Speth, the new field was installed in the fall, but it didn’t settle correctly. Now it has to be torn out and redone.
“They are going to have to come in and level and redo some things,” he said. “It’s just not playable. They’re going to try and get it done as soon as they can.”
Speth said the issue was likely caused because the work was hurried in order to finish before winter weather set in. The result was an uneven field iwith low points where too much settling occurred. Those conditions, Speth said, could mean rolled ankles and balls bouncing unpredictably.
“With the safety issues we just don’t dare put people out there,” he said. “I don’t want those kids hurt.”
Speth said it will take a couple weeks to replace the field, but the weather has to be right. There were similar issues with the softball field, however, those should be remedied in a little more than a week. The baseball field will take longer.
“We’ve got to have a couple of weeks of real good dry weather so they can come in and pull up some sod, put down some more dirt, level some things and get some settling,” Speth said.
It is still unclear where some games will be played, but Speth said that Providence and Smithfield cities have both been great to work with to allow practices on city fields. Some scheduled home games may have to be played on the opponent’s field.
“I talked to all the other ADs and they are willing to play the games at their places,” he said. “We’ll make it work.”