Columbus, MS – Courtesy The MUW Spectator
The W is looking to give its baseball players a new home in which to roost. Plans for fundraising have begun with the intention of adding a baseball field to the campus near Pohl Gymnasium: “We’re working on a pretty vigorous fundraiser at the moment to begin phase one [in about] 10 to 18 months,” Athletic Director Jason Trufant said. “With this being for the most part funded by donations and fundraisers, we can start phase one pretty quickly.”
“It’s going to be a great way to recruit more players as well as more students,” said Matt Wolfenbarger, head coach of the Owls baseball team. “It will also allow our guys to go from class to practice.” Right now, the Owls use Columbus High’s field for their Home games.
With the school having recently been granted admission into (provisional) Division III status in the NCAA, it is hoped that this project will help to highlight The W and its sports program on a national level.