Mason’s Baseball Field Ranked Second in Nation

Posted: July 19, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Raymond H. “Hap” Spuhler Field, George Mason’s baseball facility, has been rated second in the recent Beam Clay College Baseball Diamond of the Year Awards. The field was ranked third last year.

The award honors excellence and professionalism in maintaining outstanding, safe, and professional-quality baseball diamonds. The competition was judged by a panel of four major league head groundskeepers.

The surface at Spuhler Field, which opened in 1986, is considered one of the best in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Maintained with the assistance of an underground sprinkler system, the turf is made up of 70 percent bluegrass and 30 percent rye, while the dirt area consists of a mixture of clay, silt, sand, and calcinated clay. Mike Sullenberger, who became the grounds supervisor at George Mason in June 2000 after serving as an assistant for five years, is in charge of the maintenance of the field and is assisted by Chris Sanderhof.

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