TOMAHAWK, W.Va. - Steve Catlett planted both feet firmly on level ground during the dedication ceremony for a new baseball field in Tomahawk, and said he had Fred Gantt to thank for it.
Catlett, the executive director for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Board, was joined by about 50 people Monday afternoon at Rooney Park to watch a minor league baseball game on the newly dedicated Frederick D. Gantt Field between Hedgesville Little League teams, the Yankees and the Twins. He also thanked Gantt's excavating company for ironing out enough of the wrinkles on this 17-acre park to make a ball field possible.
"It's not Camden Yards; it didn't cost as much as Camden Yards, but it's a darn nice ball field and it wouldn't have been possible without Gantt's Excavating," Catlett said. "When we came back here there was not a level field on this acreage."
The field marks the first major improvement for the parkland, which was donated to Berkeley County about five years ago by the Tomahawk Ruritan Club.