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No Immediate Plans to Repair Net at Baseball Field

George Mason High collecting estimates to repair backstop at the field after the Derecho ripped through the netting.

The backstop net at ’s baseball field will be repaired, just no time in the immediate future.

Tom Horn, athletic director at the school said they are currently collecting estimates to repair the 100-feet-tall structure. Horn said the netting will definitely be repaired.

“It won't cost as much to repair since nothing wrong with the poles,” Horn said Monday. “Net just needs replacement and new wires. There is no planned urgent use of that field so there is no urgent need to repair it. As long as it is up by spring for our kids we are good.”

Horn said the netting went up around 2003 and was last repaired in 2008 when an ice storm. When the 100-feet-tall poles and netting were put up about nine years ago, it cost the school about $150,000. Until a plan is devised, the most anyone can do is donate to the athletics program to help this project proceed with ease.

Adam Amerine, head coach of Mason’s varsity baseball team said he wasn’t surprised the netting was pulled from the poles after and left the region without power for days. He said the damaged netting didn’t cause too much of a problem this summer.

“We had to move a few summer games for our guys other than that, it hasn’t impacted us too much,” Amerine said.

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