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New Baseball Field Opens at Mira Mesa High

New Baseball Field of “Marauder” Dreams Open at Mira Mesa High School
Posted on 03/15/2023


New Baseball Field of “Marauder” Dreams Open at Mira Mesa High School

March 15, 2023

SAN DIEGO - A new field of “Marauder” dreams is officially open at Mira Mesa High School.

The varsity baseball team christened the newly renovated baseball field with a ceremonial first pitch during its home opener on Saturday, March 4.

Thrown by former Mira Mesa High pitching coach Pat Hause, the first pitch commemorated the project, which includes new foul ball fencing, a CIF regulation backstop, a public address system, announcers booth, renovated dugouts and batting cages.

“We are thrilled to bring this state-of-the-art field to the talented baseball players at Mira Mesa High,” said Sabrina Bazzo, Board of Education President.

A four-time CIF and one-time state champion, Mira Mesa High School’s baseball team has been around since 1977 and has seen three alumni go on to play in Major League Baseball, including 2012 graduate Jake Newberry, who pitched for the Kansas City Royals, 1991 graduate Mike Bovee, who pitched for the Anaheim Angels, and 1984 graduate Dean Wilkins, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.

“We are proud to give our players a field that complements their talents while also inspiring them to dream big,” said Jeff Sabins, Principal of Mira Mesa High School.

The completion of this field adds to a series of projects that rejuvenated the Mira Mesa High School campus over the past seven years, including construction of one of the district’s largest music buildings, renovations to existing classrooms, upgrades to collaborative work spaces, a new ASB store, makeovers of College, Career and Technical Education facilities, and solar panel installation in the north and southeast parking lots.

This fall, construction will also begin on a new two-story classroom and student services facility that will include a student commons and modern classrooms. 

San Diego Unified’s capital projects are funded by Propositions S & Z and Measures YY and U, which are local bond measures approved by San Diego voters to repair, renovate and revitalize neighborhood schools.