Mission Bay High School

In February of 2014 Second Chance Fields began work on its second project at Mission Bay High School to further the renovation of the Baseball Field. Our founder, Josh Pratchard took on the project almost entirely himself, removing 55 tons of stone gravel from the existing 3 ½ foot wide track with the use of a bobcat donated by Miramar Bobcat. He then cut a 12-foot-wide strip of grass out of the outfield, 600 lineal feet long from foul pole to foul pole, to extend the width of the warning track to the 15’ wide standard currently used in Major League Baseball. The irrigation lines were all dug up, rerunning the lines approximately 10 feet to the amended warning track edge. In addition to the warning track, 120’ of outfield fencing was rebuilt to replace a section of dangerous and delipidated fencing that posed a danger and real safety hazard to the high school athletes who utilized this field. Additionally, both foul poles of the field had been placed in fair territory, 2 feet in front of the outfield fence. With the foul poles current placement in front of the fences in fair territory they posed a collision hazard that needed to be addressed, so those too were replaced by Second Chance Fields with two brand new custom made foul poles, donated by Rossin Steel, and were placed behind the outfield fence with the use of a crane donated by Bob’s Crane Service. Once the fence was replaced and the poles were repositioned a brand new, 600 lineal foot long, custom wind screen was placed on the outfield fence with the school’s name printed on it in left field and their mascot name printed on the screen in right field. Then on June 24th, with help from Diamond Designs and over 30 volunteers, 80 tons of warning track mix was delivered and dumped on the warning track at Mission Bay High School and was spread and graded by an expert from Diamond Designs and help from the volunteers. Together with the help of the volunteers, Diamond Designs and multiple corporate Sponsors this project was completed on Saturday June 24th, 2014 and turned over to the Mission Bay baseball team shortly after for use in their fall ball season.