Uniontown baseball, softball teams to play at Bailey Park
By Cindy Ekas
Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The boys' baseball team and the girls' softball team at Uniontown Area Senior High School will play ball at the newly renovated Bailey Park this year.
The school board voted unanimously on Monday night to change the location of the baseball and softball games from Wharton Township Park to Bailey Park.
City council member Francis “Joby” Palumbo, who has been working diligently to get Bailey Park for the spring baseball season, said “the field is ready to play,” Superintendent Charles Machesky said.
“I understand that it's a very viable venture,” Machesky said. “I didn't feel comfortable making the decision on my own, so I'm asking for input from school board members.”
School board members asked the superintendent how much it costs the district to bus baseball and softball team members to the Wharton Township Park each spring.
Machesky estimated that it costs the school district anywhere from $118 to $134 each time it transports the students into the mountains to play ball at the Wharton Township Park.
“I would say it costs the school district about $2,000 to $5,000 each year to transport the students,” Machesky said.
School board member Philip Holt said Bailey Park is centrally located.
“Didn't we give the city $5,000 so we could use Bailey Park in the past,” Clay asked.
Machesky confirmed that the school district contributed $5,000 to the city's parks and recreation department in the past. “But we also contributed some work at the Wharton Township Park,” he said.
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