It wouldn’t be accurate to say Furman coach Ron Smith speaks of the new baseball support facility like a youngster suffering his first pangs of puppy love.
But it wouldn’t be far off, either.
Before Smith’s arrival as coach in 1994, not much had been done to the baseball stadium since it was built after the school moved from its downtown campus in the 1950s.
Over the last two decades the Paladin mentor has worked diligently to improve the sport’s home on one of the nation’s most scenic campuses. He secured $250,000 for the installation of lights so the Paladins could play some home games at night. He also was instrumental in the installation of more traditional dugouts and has overseen the addition of a nicer scoreboard, some chair back seats, and a press box/concession area.
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