Extreme Team to give Reardan’s baseball field a makeover
SPOKANE, Wash. — The KXLY 4 Extreme Team is swinging for the fences again, after announcing that Reardan High School is the winner of the Hometown Chevy Diamonds and Dreams contest Thursday.
Reardan’s baseball field is anything but a field of dreams; due to district budget cuts they have put the field low on the priority list, the field so bad they couldn’t play any home baseball games on their diamond this season.
“Our grounds crew tried to fix it and made it worse, so we had to reschedule all of our home baseball games to away games,” Reardan High School Principal Debi Newsum said.
It was a tough reality for the team’s seniors.
“I wish I would have had that one game that I could play on, just one inning,” senior Dustyn Rattkowski said.
When the town caught wind of the Diamonds and Dreams contest it became a community effort with players, teachers and parents all applying.
“I wanted that field, and if I can give that field to my underclassmen and all the people I’ve played with forever I’m going to do that for them,” Rattkowski said.
Once the renovations, which start next week, are completed, the new field will guarantee the Reardan Indians will have plenty of home games for seasons to come.