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BASEBALL: Cards practicing on new turf

The new Hellas Construction-installed turf at Lamar University’s Vincent-Beck Stadium in Beaumont was completed just enough Friday for the Cardinals baseball team to practice on.

A spokesperson for the team said the rubber pellet layer right now is being tamped down still, “so the field isn’t ‘officially’ complete, but it’s close enough for practices to return to a normal time and location.” The Cardinals had been practicing at Port Neches-Groves High School.

The infield portion of the turf, according to a news release announcing the project in October, is a Fusion Triple Play brand. Fusion XPis installed in the outfield portion.

Lamar will begin its season Feb. 15 with a three-game set at Vincent-Beck against Long Island University-Brooklyn.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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