AstroTurf Installs Diamond Series Field for Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock, PA – Slippery Rock University Baseball becomes the latest program to join the AstroTurf® Diamond Series family as they have selected the premier synthetic baseball system in the industry.

Slippery Rock’s new field features the AstroTurf Diamond Series RBI System which includes multiple artificial turf components that have been specifically engineered to emulate the look, feel, and performance of both the grass and clay portions of a baseball field. Diamond Series turf systems from AstroTurf® are well-known throughout the sport of baseball for delivering the ultimate in playability, durability, and ballpark aesthetics.

“It’s hard to put into words what this is going to do for our program and the school recruiting wise,” said Slippery Rock Head Baseball Coach, Jeff Messer. “This field is as good or better than any D1 school’s field out there. Without question, no hesitation at all, it is the premier DII facility in the country. AstroTurf did an outstanding job for us.”

Over 139,000 square feet of AstroTurf has been installed at Jack Critchfield Park which includes 12,000 square feet of practice area, pitching mounds and batting cages. The aesthetically pleasing field sports alternating panels of turf, with the Slippery Rock logo at centerfield, and “The Rock” in beautiful text just behind home plate.

“Our players development-wise are going to get so much stronger, added Messer. “There’s no better facility in our conference or in Division II. Everybody is trying to do a little extra to attract that student athlete. This is the gem of our conference now, so it’s definitely going to be a game changer for us without question.”

Slippery Rock University is now a member of a long list of AstroTurf® Diamond Series customers that include elite programs such as Vanderbilt, Michigan, Kentucky, Duke, Ohio State, Washington State, West Virginia, and many, many more.

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