The St. Thomas Aquinas baseball team has signed a contract with the town of Ramapo and the Rockland Boulders and will call the brand new Provident Bank Park their home field. "Beyond offering recruits the opportunity of playing for a winning baseball program, we can now confidently say as a Spartan you'll be playing in one of the finest college playing facilities in America and surely the best in the northeast," stated head coach Scott Muscat.
"I am excited that the Provident Bank Stadium will be the home of the St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartans baseball team. It is exciting to see one of our alums pitching for the Boulders. We are very grateful to the town and the team for this partnership," commented St. Thomas Aquinas President, Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick.
Provident Bank Park is only ten minutes from the campus and is the newest minor league stadium in the nation. It is visually stunning and a great place to watch a game and obviously play. The Stadium has a seating capacity of 4,500 along with 16 luxury boxes. The Spartans will play their entire home schedule at the field; have access to the visitor's clubhouse as well as the indoor hitting facility. The stadium has a 52 foot multi-media scoreboard along with 8 light towers to host evening games. Concessions along with Spartan athletic apparel will be sold at the stadium.
It's usually a little cold during the first half of the college season (March & early April), but hopefully this will encourage local residents to come out and watch quality NCAA DII baseball. The Spartans play in the only region in the nation across all levels: DI, DII, and DII, that uses wood bats.
"I am extremely grateful for the commitment toward Spartan Baseball made by our President, Dr. Fitzpatrick and our Athletic Director, Gerry Oswald. I am also grateful for the partnership with the Town of Ramapo and the Rockland Boulders. We look forward to a long partnership and great college baseball," remarked Muscat.
Provident Bank Park picture courtesy of Brian Evans Photos