So. Indiana town wins baseball field makeover from MLB
AUSTIN, IN (WAVE) - Work is underway in Austin, Indiana to refurbish the baseball field at Austin Community Park.
Thanks to a contest by Major League Baseball and Scotts Lawn Care, Austin will receive a complete field refurbishing.
Austin was one of four finalists in the competition, and cited the city's 2015 HIV outbreak as a reason for the town needing something to be proud of.
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The competition received more than 350 grant applications, of which fields in Austin, Los Angeles, Kansas City and Passaic, N.J. were chosen as finalists.
The team's finalist video cites a need for proper infield grading, leveling of infield surface and addition of sod for infield grass.
A dedication ceremony will be held June 27 at 4 p.m. at the park.
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