A new batting cage will be constructed next to Field E in Dell Rapids after the city council gave its approval. The Dell Rapids City Council approved the request by the Dell Rapids Baseball Association during the regular meeting on Monday, February 5th.
The Dell Rapids Baseball Association in partnership with the Dell Rapids Softball Association are working on a project to construct a new batting cage along the right field side of Field E. The start of the project will be this spring in hopes of completing the project early into the baseball and softball seasons this summer, if not sooner.
“As you guys are probably aware, our numbers keep increasing, increasing, increasing, and we have one batting cage right now and that’s up by Rickeman Field. So really, the youth fields don’t have any batting cages. We would like to put a cage to start with, one single cage, down the right field line of Field E,” said Dell Rapids Baseball Association board member Jeff Holm. Holm presented the project during the council meeting.
The Dell Rapids Baseball Association has been in contact with local companies and contractors to provide the materials for the project. The goal is to try to get most of the materials and work volunteered or at cost to keep the price of the project as low as possible. The baseball and softball associations did not request any city funding for the project. Any costs associated with this project will be paid by the Dell Rapids Baseball Association.