New Baseball Building Ready for Action

New Baseball Building Ready for Action

The new Husky baseball building is officially open. On Tuesday, March 7, 2012, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the Wayne Gittinger baseball team building. It is named for a Husky pitcher during the 1950’s who also donated a great deal of money toward building the center.  Several of the Husky’s former baseball players and coaches attended the official opening of the new sports complex.

Inside the 9,000 square foot building is the team’s locker room and training and equipment rooms. There are also several different offices for coaches and athletic staff to use. Another advantage of the new baseball team building is a video room where players can watch replays of different games and a 1,400 square foot meeting and conference center known as the “Omaha Room”.

The 2012 Husky baseball team guided guests on a complete tour of the facility before remarks were made by head coach Lindsay Meggs and Husky player Joshua Fredendall. Meggs stated that he was thrilled to have the new complex added and felt that it would help them with recruiting new players. He feels that prospective athletes and their parents are going to feel good about the baseball program whenever they visit here.

Four games have already been played here. Last week, the Husky baseball team played Saint Joseph’s just before the official ribbon cutting ceremony. Since the baseball team building now has a special place for donors to the athletic program, Washington State University is hoping to attract a great deal more financial support as well.