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PLAY BALL: DeVol Field revives baseball past

January 18, 2013

DeVol Field in Columbia City may look cold and empty in January, but in the spring and summer of this year baseball and softball will be played there for the first time in several years after the construction of new fencing. Post & Mail photo / Brett Myers

COLUMBIA CITY — Something old in Columbia City will have a new feel to it and could recharge memory banks for some in the community.

DeVol Field is having a baseball/softball diamond reconstructed with an estimated target for completion in the summer.

This is not the first time the field has been used for these sports in the town’s history.

When Morsches Park was constructed, the fields down at DeVol fell out of use. There will only be one field there in 2013, as opposed to the multiple fields that were there in the past. The timing will be impeccable for the city.

Work began on the field in December 2012. Fencing was put up at that time. The field will also have one of the new scoreboards donated to the Park Department by Pepsi Co.

Once the first call of “play ball” is heard this year, memories of the past may be stirred. This new era of baseball and softball for Columbia City will be a welcome harken back to the old days.

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