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Eastwood Field
by YSU Sports Information
Monday, Feb 7, 2011 10:33 pm

Eastwood Field





The Youngstown State baseball team shares Eastwood Field with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the New York-Penn League.

While the Penguins call the field home from March through May, the Scrappers, who are the short-season minor-league affiliate for the Cleveland Indians, play 38 home games each summer from mid-June through early September.

Eastwood Field, a 6,300-seat open-air stadium, was completed in 1999 and was originally named Cafaro Field in honor of the late Cafaro Company Founder, William Cafaro. With furnished locker rooms, sheltered batting cages and a new state-of-the-art Daktronics ProStar LED video board, the facility ranks among the best in the region.

In May 2004, Eastwood Field served as the venue for the Horizon League Baseball Championship. YSU swept through the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record to earn its first ever conference championship and trip to the Division I NCAA Regional.

Eastwood Field is no stranger to postseason play as the Scrappers played host to playoff games in 1999, 2000 and 2004.

The Scrappers will be playing their eighth season in the stadium this summer while YSU is playing its seventh this spring.

In addition, Eastwood Field has played host to musical performances featuring Nelly, Kenny Rogers, Nickelodeon's Musical Fest, Ja Rule, The Village People, Kool and the Gang, LFO, B*WITCHED, The Kinley's and 98 Degrees.



Eastwood Field
Eastwood Field

 

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