The sun was shining bright over the Malverne Senior High School, as the varsity baseball team, members of the board of education, administrators, alumni, community members, and local and state officials joined together to celebrate opening day for the school’s new state-of-the-art baseball field on March 26.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony, speeches and a ceremonial first pitch preceded the Mules first game of the season against West Hempstead. Adding to the celebrations, the Mules christened the newly reconstructed baseball complex with a 11-0 victory over the Rams. Also in attendance was Hempstead Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, New York State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin and Malverne Village Mayor Keith Corbett who shared words of enthusiasm and provided citations to the district.
District Athletic Director Micheal Pelan provided opening remarks followed by a speech from the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lorna Lewis. Dr. Lewis thanked the board of education for their support and acknowledged all who were involved in creating the vision for the field. “It’s exciting to have everybody here celebrating what Malverne is about,” she said. “This is what happens when we come together with purpose to do the work. We want to thank everybody for coming out to support us.”
Varsity baseball coach Joseph Dunn and two senior athletes Keondre Greene and Tyler Rouse also spoke on how the new field will make an exciting addition to their spring season. Malverne High School alumni also had the opportunity to admire the new field as well. Prior to the start of the game, alumni parents Joyce Berry and Glenn Mitchell carried out the ceremonial first pitch.
Date Added: 3/28/2022