The weather crisp and clear, the atmosphere was electric and Husky Ballpark sure did not disappoint. Dr. Curt was part of the opening night ceremonies as more than 100 former Husky players came for the Husky Ballpark’s grand opening on March 21st. The $15 million Husky Ballpark was only a faint mirage of hope during Dr. Curt’s time playing 1st base from UW Class of 2006.
The stadium boasts a 42-foot-by-14 foot video board, Home Plate Suites and an all-FieldTurf playing surface – except for the dirt pitchers’ mound.
Down the right field line sits a $4 million Team Performance Center with five indoor batting cages and an automated-feed pitching machine that includes a computer to simulate opposing pitchers.
Before the game the former Husky players walked past the Husky Band playing down the right field line and through a tunnel of Husky cheerleaders before lining the edge of the infield for the National Anthem. The Huskies (16-5-1) rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to defeat Arizona 8-7 on a gutsy performance as exciting as the new ballpark. The Huskies finished the weekend with a sweep of Arizona for the first time since 2004 and are currently ranked 19th by Collegiate Baseball. Check out the Huskies 2014 schedule and plan on making it out for a series, it won’t disappoint.