Since the school opened a decade ago, Peak to Peak High School’s baseball and softball teams have been road warriors even when playing at “home.”
The Pumas baseball team will christen two new on-campus diamonds at its season opener on Saturday. The Pumas host Lyons at 1 p.m., but hot dogs will go on sale at 12:15 p.m. as supporters of the program gather for a 12:45 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony.
One of the new diamonds will be a full-sized baseball field, 335 feet to the corners and 390 feet to center field. The other will be a “flex” field that can be used for junior varsity baseball and softball.
“It just feels like a campus now,” said Peak to Peak athletic director Peter Chandler, whose school is based just north of East South Boulder Road in Lafayette.
For the past several years, the Peak to Peak baseball team has practiced at the old Erie High School field and played its home games at Broomfield Industrial Park. The softball team, meanwhile, had use of a field at Lafayette Recreation Center during the week and LaMont Does Park on the weekends.
Chandler said it’s a huge benefit for the teams to have facilities on campus now.
Dugouts were finished recently, and the coaches have been working tirelessly to groom the fields ready for game action.
“These guys have been truly wonderful,” Chandler said. “I consider myself truly blessed to have these kind of coaches.”