ValleyCats’ project a great asset for local groups

Members of the Tri-City ValleyCats staff work on the mound at Schenectady Little League during last year's "4 in 24" field rehabilitation program.Members of the Tri-City ValleyCats staff work on the mound at Schenectady Little League during last year's "4 in 24" field rehabilitation program.

BY KEN SCHOTT
Gazette Reporter

The Niskayuna Baseball organization wants to be able to host several Cal Ripken Mid-Atlantic tournaments on its main field at Jeff Blatnick Park. But the field conditions aren’t right for that to happen.

Enter the Tri-City ValleyCats.

The New York-Penn League team will help Niskayuna Cal Ripken make the field suitable for the kids to play their regular-season games, as well as any tournaments that it will host. Niskayuna Cal Ripken is one of four Capital Region youth baseball/softball organizations to be part of this year’s ValleyCats’ “4 in 24 Extreme Field Renovation Project.” The other organizations who will be aided by the ValleyCats are Cohoes Little League, Coxsackie-Athens Little League and the Town of Hoosick Youth Baseball/Softball League.

Read the full story at The Daily Gazette.

Video: ValleyCats to renovate Nisky baseball field.