May 22, 2012

Roy Cresap Field

The ICC baseball program began a new era in 1983 with the opening of newly-built Crubaugh Field. Named after the late former ICC president, John S. Crubaugh, the facility gives Itawamba one of the finest community college facilities in the nation.  A state-of-the-art lighting system was installed during the summer of 2001.  The system, which surpasses NCAA specifications, includes 104 1500-watt Metal-Halide lights mounted on eight 70-foot steel poles.

In 2012, the stadium was renamed Roy Cresap Field after former Hall of Fame baseball coach Roy Cresap.

The main grandstand, which seats 1,000 with a concrete area on both sides to accommodate lawn chair seating, features a press area for the P.A. announcer, scoreboard operator, radio personnel and local media. In addition, from dugout to dugout, there is a brick backstop (similar to Wrigley Field) with netting.

On the field the Indians benefit from spacious sunken dugouts and play on a plush natural turf playing surface. A crimson stone infield surface and complete warning track surface were installed during renovations prior to the 2000 season. The home of the Indians also features a complete drainage and irrigation system. The outfield fence is lined with beautiful cedar trees as well as large pines behind the left field wall. In left field fans can enjoy a 20' x 20' deck that rises above the fence for an incredible view of the action.

Winner of the 1997 Scot's Field of the Year Award, Roy Cresap Field also boasts a restroom/concession area, batting tunnel/drill area and a large scoreboard. 

Roy Cresap Field Information
Built: 1983
Seating Capacity: 1,000
Dimensions: Lines - 330, Alleys - 365, Center - 390
Fence Height: 8 feet 
Playing Surface: Natural Turf
Infield Surface: Crimson Stone