Date: April 6, 1998
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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Generals Will Play at the New Cap'n Dick Smith Field on April 11

LEXINGTON, Va. -- After months of construction, Washington & Lee will unveil its new Cap'n Dick Smith Baseball Field when it faces St. Mary's (Md.) College for a doubleheader on April 11 at 1:00 pm.

Located just a few hundred yards from the old Cap'n Dick Smith Field, the stadium resides in a picturesque setting of pine trees behind the Student Pavilion and the Duchossois Tennis Center.

Constructed at a cost of 1.8 million dollars, the stadium includes permanent seating for 350 spectators and a 1,056 square-foot building which houses a press box, concession area, and restrooms. The facility also features sunken dugouts with bathrooms, water fountains, and storage areas, two enclosed bullpens, a 2,340 square-foot building with two indoor hitting cages, and a state-of-the-art public address/sound system.

The outfield fence measures eight-feet high, except in right field where it towers at 16 feet and is 400-feet to straight away center, 320 to right, 330 to left, 365 to right center, and 370 to left center. Also, beyond the left-center field fence will be a 36-foot long scoreboard.

The Generals will have the two games with St. Mary's, a single-game with Lynchburg College on April 19, and a doubleheader with Guilford College on April 24 remaining at their new home.

Artist rendition of the New Smith Field
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