When it was first proposed, the goal for those involved in the planning and construction of the four-field Linn-Mar baseball/softball complex was simple.
“Everybody wanted to make sure it was done right,” said first-year Lions softball coach Mike Shipley. “It’s a tribute to the district, the superintendent (Katie Mulholland) and the school board that this facility has been done the right way.
"It will be the same type of showcase facility that we have with the new football stadium.”
Shipley, who was the longtime sophomore baseball coach before making the move to softball for this summer, and his baseball counterpart, Chad Lechner, can’t wait to officially start drills at the complex. Baseball practice begins on Monday with softball opening a week later on May 6.