Woodbridge, VA-The Potomac Nationals have donated their Pfitzner Stadium field tarp to the University of Mary Washington Baseball program (Fredericksburg, Virginia) in an ongoing effort to bolster the resources of amateur and collegiate baseball in the Northern Virginia region.
The University of Mary Washington Eagles compete in the Division III Capital Athletic Conference at V. Earl Dickinson Stadium and will play 29 regular-season home games in 2014.
Dickinson Stadium holds a seating capacity of over 1,000 fans and is one of the finest facilities in all of NCAA Baseball.
"Any time the Potomac Nationals can positively impact another baseball program in our community, our club is going to jump at that opportunity. We are glad to donate our field tarp to the University of Mary Washington Baseball program, and we trust it will complement their terrific facility in a way that will minimize the amount of games postponed or lost due to the elements," said Potomac Nationals Vice President/General Manager, Josh Olerud.
University of Mary Washington Baseball Head Coach, Wayne Riser reached out to the Nationals in advance of the Eagles' home opener on February 15th to inquire about the availability of the Potomac Nationals' field tarp.
"Everyone involved with our program is immensely appreciative of the generosity of the Potomac Nationals and especially the efforts of Mr. Olerud," said UMW Head Coach, Wayne Riser.
"This tarp will benefit UMW Baseball student-athletes for years to come and is a great boost to our program."
Riser coordinated with Olerud to arrange for members of the University of Mary Washington Baseball team to make the drive from Fredericksburg to Woodbridge to load the tarp on a flat-bed vehicle and haul it back to the Home of the Eagles.
"We are grateful to the Potomac Nationals for their recent donation of a tarp for our baseball facility," said UMW Director of Athletics Ken Tyler.
"We appreciate the club's generosity and engagement with UMW Athletics, and we hope our student-athletes and fans will support the Potomac Nationals this season."
The University of Mary Washington Baseball team is off to a red-hot (4-1) start to the 2014 campaign and is riding a four-game winning streak as of February 28th.
Call the University of Mary Washington Athletics Ticket Office at 540-654-1039 for tickets to see UMW Baseball in action or head to www.umweagles.com for more information.
About UMW Baseball
One of the most successful NCAA Division III baseball programs in the nation, the University of Mary Washington has tasted nothing but success in its 26 year history, building a tradition as a power in the Middle Atlantic region and in the ultra-competitive Capital Athletic Conference. The Eagles are poised for success again in 2014, as second-year head coach Wayne Riser, who won more than 500 games at Shepherd University prior to coming to UMW, has the Eagles knocking on the door of national accolades.
The program has been among the elite in the region since its inception in 1988, winning 10 conference tournaments and advancing to 11 NCAA Division III Tournaments. In addition, 15 former Eagles have gone on to play professionally, with '13 grad Mike Straub joining the group for the 2014 season, as he will pitch for Alpine in the Independent Pecos League.
The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. P-Nats 2014 season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 season and beyond are available. Plan your corporate outing now for the 2014 season to see the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz as the P-Nats offer discounted group rates and all-inclusive picnic options. Visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the Potomac Nationals Ticket Office at 703-590-2311 for more information!
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