Friday, January 4, 2013
Work crews put up bases for 14 light poles to go up Friday.
The lights at George Mason High School’s baseball-softball complex are just about up. Work crews put in the bases for all 14 light poles (eight at the baseball field and six at the softball field) Thursday. The lights will be up in time for the April 2 baseball and softball games against Madison County High. The George Mason Athletic Boosters is raising the majority of the $450,000 needed to put the lights up. Falls Church City Public School board voted and approved $110,000 toward the project. Patch was there to watch the installation Thursday. Click the media player at right to see a video clip of the process. Keep up with Falls Church news and events with the Patch email newsletter. Learn more here!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Light poles were delivered Monday and crews have already started wiring the complex for the lights.
George Mason High School’s softball and baseball matchup at home under the lights against Madison County High on April 2 moved a step closer Monday. The poles that will hold the lights were delivered to the softball and baseball complex and will more than likely go up next week. Work crews have already started wiring the complex to support the lights. “It will bring the element of a Friday night, like at a football game,” said first year varsity softball Head Coach Brian Fowler. “It allows parents to come out now. Before the games used to start at 5 p.m.” The George Mason Athletic Boosters is raising the majority of the $450,000 it will cost to put the lights up. The Falls Church City Public School board voted to approve $110,000 toward …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Michael Evans, a left-handed pitcher, will lead the Statesmen in his senior year.
Playing baseball is what Michael Evans has wanted to do since he was a kid. And the 18-year-old left-handed pitcher at George Marshall High School will get a chance to do it as he continues his career at James Madison University next season. Evans, of Falls Church, said he really enjoyed the JMU coaching staff and players but it was what the school offered academically that lured him. “They have a new engineering program which is what I want to study,” Evans said. “My other scholarship offer came from Saint Joseph’s University (Pennsylvania) but they didn’t have an engineering program.” The 6-foot-4 tEvans earned second-team all-Liberty District in 2012 as a pitcher for the Statesmen. The Statesmen finished 12-8 last season and lost in the…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Jack Gomersall first of coach Randy Lightle’s baseball players to sign a scholarship offer to play at a Division I college.
After a dinner meeting with the baseball staff from the Virginia Military Institute in July, it didn’t take Jack Gomersall long to figure out that’s where he wanted to play his college ball. It also didn’t take him long to start looking up VMI hats online. Tuesday, the 17-year-old pitcher from JEB Stuart High signed a scholarship offer with VMI. “I am very excited to play at VMI,” said Gomersall who maintains a 3.0 GPA. “I had gone to dinner with them and they offered the scholarship.” Stuart baseball’s reigning Most Valuable Player earned All-Northern Virginia National District honors for the Raiders. At the plate last season, Gomersall hit .395 with 8 RBI and 32 hits. On the mound, the right-handed pitcher finished the 2012 season with a…