Sidney's Lyndale Park Receives Two New Scoreboards

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, baseball lovers have two new scoreboards at Lyndale Park in Sidney. According to avid baseball fan, Ross Rosaaen, the old scoreboards quit working several years ago, diminishing the experience for fans.

Rosaaen and many others in the community have been concerned about the decline of baseball in recent years and are actively working to bring the sport back to life. Part of their efforts are concentrated on improving the fields.

Niehenke Welding and Yellowstone Bank teamed up to provide the funds for the new scoreboards at Lyndale Park. Rosaaen built the mounting and posts for the signs and dug the holes. Cory Roland, Dynamic Energy, helped dig the holes, pour concrete and sandblasted and painted the steel posts. The concrete was provided by Sidney-Red-E-Mix. All the labor and materials were donated. Dustin Schulz, Triangle Electric, completed all the electrical. "We're trying to rebuild the program and thought this would help," Rosaaen said. "It was truly a local effort," he added.

Both Lyndale and Moose Park now have special infield conditioning dirt that was brought in from Minnesota, completely paid for with donations. Rosaaen also plans to visit with the City of Sidney about possibly getting new dugout benches made at Lyndale.

After almost dying, baseball is making a comeback, including the new Sidney High School baseball team. However, there's always room for more. Rosaaen said that Richland County has a great baseball board and great coaches, and is encouraging kids to get out and participate in 'America's Game'. Registration is open for this season. Go to the Richland County Baseball FB page for a link to register.


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