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Baseball Field to Share Lineage with Notable Turfs

4/21/2009 —

Penn State Mont Alto will soon sod its new baseball field with turf from interesting origins. The sod will be cut from the same field as that which now surrounds the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, United State Capitol and the Ellipse. 

Ray Soderburg of GreenMax Turf, based in Haymarket, VA, says he, “sent sod last week to the CIA Headquarters in Virginia and a few truck loads are going around the United States Court of Appeals Judiciary Square this week.” The same field also provided sod to the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins practice facilities as well as several premier golf courses.


The new baseball field at Penn State Mont Alto will get its rich sod laid by the first part of May though it will not be played upon until next spring to allow the turf sufficient time to take hold.  Intercollegiate baseball will return to Penn State Mont Alto for the Spring 2010 season. The team will compete in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC).

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