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Facilities

ScoreboardMinnitti Field

Head Coach Ryan Mummert, his staff and players have been working tirelessly to bring the Titan baseball facilities to the elite level and turn it into one of the top facilities in the Northwest.

Minnitti Field has undergone major renovations in the last 2 years:

  • $150,000 sprinkler system installed
  • new wind screen on the outfield fence
  • new concrete staircase and sidewalk leading to the entrance of Minnitti Field
  • 16 tons of red infield mix were added, along with 75 tons of red cinders for the warning track
  • infield grass and aprons were reseeded
  • new turf walkways and halo were added.

Perhaps the most visible change is the new 9-inning scoreboard, a state-of-the-art unit with LED numbers and wireless controls. With help from donors, the outfield has recently been top-dressed and and a much needed leveling and re-sodding of the infield lips has also taken place.

Even more renovations are planned for the future, so we hope you can come out and join us at the ballpark this spring and for years to come!

History

The field is named after Sam Minnitti, a groundskeeper and head of maintenance at TCC in the early ’70s. "Sam was a bigger than life kind of person," according to Tom Pantley, a former TCC student and friend of the Minnitti family. "He was the large Italian man with the mustache who … would joke and shout, and those whom he acknowledged would be happy for at least 15 minutes after," wrote Pantley in a letter to The Challenge in 1973. He died an unusual death on April 19, 1973 at age 46. According to Ron Magden, one of the faculty members, Minnitti was a member of the staff bowling team. The team was playing a league match, and Minnitti was the last bowler in the line up. It was the 10th frame, and they needed a strike to win. Sam Minnitti bowled that strike and died of an aneurysm there in the bowling alley.

Students and faculty alike wanted something on the campus named after him that would fit his personality, according to Pantley. The library was suggested at one point, but because Minnitti was a little league coach it was the decided the baseball field would be more fitting. The Titans played their first season on Minnitti Field in the spring of 1979.

 


Minnitti FieldScoreboard
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