Erv Huether Field

Erv Huether Field is a baseball venue in Brookings, South Dakota, United States. It is home to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits baseball team of the NCAA Division I Summit League. The field opened in 2008 and is named for former South Dakota State baseball coach Erv Huether.[1] It has a capacity of approximately 600 spectators.

Erv Huether Field
Location16th Avenue W, Brookings, SD, United States
Coordinates44.322088°N 96.777765°W / 44.322088; -96.777765
OwnerSouth Dakota State University
OperatorSouth Dakota State University
Capacity600
SurfaceNatural grass
ScoreboardElectronic
Construction
Broke ground2006
Built2006-8
Opened2008
Tenants
South Dakota State Jackrabbits baseball (Summit) (2008-present)

History

Erv Huether Field was also the name (from 1974 to 2001) of the Jackrabbit baseball program's home from 1958 to 2001. The old Erv Huether Field was demolished in 2001. From 2001 to 2007, the program played at Bob Shelden Field, a municipal venue in Brookings.[1]

In the spring of 2006, construction began on the present Erv Huether Field. Walls were completed in 2007, and batting cages and dugouts were added in the spring of 2008. On April 21, 2008, the new facility opened with a game against Presentation (SD), which South Dakota State won 22-3.[1] In 2012, permanent seating was added, increasing the capacity for the stadium to 600. A new pressbox was added to the stadium also.[1]

Naming

Erv Huether, for whom the venue is named, coached the South Dakota State baseball program for 34 seasons, from 1950 to 1983. His overall record was 352-376-2, and he was awarded several accolades, including a 1984 induction into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.[1]

See also

References

  1. "Erv Huether Field". Go Jacks. South Dakota State University Athletic Department. Archived from the original on 9 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
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