The Dell Rapids City Council gave the green light for an Eagle Scout project that will place manual scoreboards on two baseball fields at Dell Rapids City Park. The approval was given during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, October 16th.
Jack Prasek presented plans to the council for a manual scoreboard to be given to the Dell Rapids Baseball association that he will build for his Eagle Scout project. The scoreboard is planned to be placed on Field F on the south side of the river once completed.
“It will mostly be a simple scoreboard with a home score, guest score, and an inning. We plan on having brothers or sisters doing the scoring at the games,” said Prasek during his presentation.
The manual scoreboard will start five feet off the ground and go to a height of ten feet. The width of the scoreboard will be five feet. Also included on the structure will be a walkway platform about two feet off the ground to be used to reach placing the scores. There will be hooks placed on the scoreboard to hang numbers for the home score, guest score, and inning. A lock box will also be built on the structure to store the numbers.
The cost of the project is estimated to be about $375-400. Dell Rapids Lumber was chosen as the lumber company to purchase materials for the project. The Dell Rapids Baseball Association will be paying for all the costs associated with the project.
None of the baseball fields have scoreboards at this point. The hope is these manual scoreboards will be a benefit to the players and fans, and possibly these manual scoreboards will lead into digital boards sometime in the future.