Barnstable “Mini-Fenway” Garners Sox Approval

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BARNSTABLE – Little Leaguers in Barnstable may soon have their own version of the friendly confines of Fenway Park.

Barnstable Little League is pushing the idea as a way of generating excitement about baseball among young children and would be the next phase of the Lorusso Complex behind Horace Mann Charter School. If approved, the “Mini-Fenway” would be built adjacent to two fields that were built last year.

The scale-model of the legendary ballpark would cater to the Farm League, players between the ages of 6 and 8-years-old, and has already gotten the seal of approval from both the Barnstable Recreation Commission, as well as the Boston Red Sox.

“As certainly the Red Sox organization wants to promote baseball in New England, they have authorized the name of Mini-Fenway Cape Cod,” Ed Pesce of Pesce Engineering said.

The proposed field would also make the complex a central location for league play, allowing for parents with “multiple children in the program to be at the same place,” Pesce said.

The Lorusso Charitable Foundation is donating services to design the new field, and the Barnstable School Committee is expected to vote on project in March.

If approved, the league hopes to begin construction in August.

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