Pitman High School is getting a new baseball scoreboard thanks to the Pride Boosters. The Turlock Unified School Board approved the district to move forward and solicit bids for the project.
“The Pitman High Booster Club has successfully gathered enough donations to purchase a $25,000 scoreboard for the varsity baseball field.” said TUSD Director of Maintenance and Operations Scott Richardson, “We excited and happy we could partner with them to have this project underway.”
The project is estimated to cost $32,000 with a 10 percent contingency. The scope of work for this project will include all site work in preparation for receiving and installing the scoreboard including structural components and electrical.
The scoreboard is scheduled to be delivered in early January and is expected to be ready for spring sports in February.
“Fingers crossed that all our materials arrive on time with all the delays we have seen recently; but we are excited about all this anyways,” said Richardson.
The scoreboard is being designed by Daktronics and is scheduled to be 13 feet high and 20 feet wide. The top of the proposed design is going to have an arch that reads Pitman Pride in white letters with a green P in the middle.
The scoreboard itself is green with includes pitch counts of both teams, balls, strikes and outs. It also includes home and away scores along with nine innings. Finally, the scoreboards include how many hits, runs and errors each team has. Some sponsors will be included as well — Little Caesars, Jimmy Johns and Crumbl Cookie will have signs at the bottom of the board.
Board President Lori Carlson said she is excited about Turlock schools getting upgrades.
“It’s very exciting, we did the water polo scoreboard together with the Pitman Boosters as well. I’ve never been a part of a newer school getting all these amenities, so it’s really exciting seeing the support of the community,” she said.
Pitman High Baseball finished with a 12-4 record last and third in the Central California Conference Athletic League. They were led by Evan Fanconi who had a 5-0 with 3.74 ERA, and Dillan Fuller who had a 0.395 BA with 20 RBIs. The Pride start the 2021-2022 season in February.