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Foltz Field

DimensionsAfter hosting the 2004 American Legion senior state tournament, North Bend's Foltz Field is again hosting the best baseball teams in the Nebraska. Eight teams will be vying for the title of 2012 state champions.

Foltz Field is a power-hitting lefty's dream, with only 270 feet down the right field line. The field's irregular shape is dictated by the North Bend Elementary School, which sits just beyond the right field fence. The outfield fence stands about four feet tall, except in right field, where it grows to about 12 feet, forming Foltz Field's very own "chain-link monster."

Both dugouts are covered, and have access to bullpens with a mound for warming up pitchers. Fans in the bleachers will will be able to enjoy shade for games played in the afternoon or later.

Foltz Field

The finely sculpted grass infield was added to the ballpark in 1995 in an effort led by Tom Foltz. In 2006, North Bend's baseball field was named in Foltz's honor, in recognition of the countless hours he has spent grooming and taking care of the field. He was also one of the driving forces behind numerous improvements at the field in the past two decades, work necessary for North Bend to host district and state tournaments.

Foltz Field is home to the North Bend-Morse Bluff Black Sox baseball program, which brought its own state championship home from the 1996 Senior Legion state tournament.

The ballfield is located adjacent to the North Bend City Park, in the northeast portion of town. (For directions to the field, click here.) A parking lot just south of the field will be roped off and used as a warm-up area for the teams of the next game. Parking will be available around the city park. The park also boasts the North Bend public swimming pool, plenty of playground equipment and shady picnic spots.

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