CECIL BALLOW BASEBALL COMPLEX
Cecil Ballow Baseball Complex has been home to Tarleton State baseball since the program was reinstated in 1988. Construction of the facility began in January of 1987, and it was officially named the Cecil Ballow Baseball Complex in December of the same year to honor the school's former Dean of Students who also was a pioneer in baseball at Tarleton, coaching the team for 10 years.
The field sits adjacent to the Tarleton Horticultural Building on the south side of West Washington Street (Business 377). The playing surface is natural grass and the outfield is framed in center and right by pecan trees. The left field fence runs parallel to Washington Street with a state-of-the-art scoreboard in left center field. The dimensions of the field are 320 feet down the lines, 365 feet in the alleys, and 400 feet to center.
An extended net behind and above the left field fence keeps homerun balls from entering traffic on Washington Street. In 1996 the field was given a new look with the addition of a 120' long and 10' high extension to the centerfield fence. The field was lighted for nighttime play in March of 1990.
The baseball facility features red brick enclosed dugouts, while permanent seating for 550 spectators wraps around the fence behind home plate. There are bleacher seats down the baselines and the reserved center section has chairback seating.
A fully functional press box is located atop of the center seating section and provides ample working space for the scoreboard operator, official statistician and members of the media.
Additional facilities on site include outdoor batting tunnels, pitching bullpens for both teams, an indoor batting cage and pitching area and dressing area.
DIRECTIONS TO CECIL BALLOW BASEBALL COMPLEX
Cecil Ballow Field is located on West Washington. Turn south on Harbin Drive to get to the parking lot.