The Summerville High School baseball program got another dose of community support. This time it came in the form of a new golf cart donated by the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and Black Oak Casino.

The Bears’ baseball field has undergone an extensive overhaul over the past several months.

Baseball coach Ricky Pinocchio started last September.

The diamond had been plagued for years with uneven surfaces, drainage issues and dilapidating shed and dugouts.

Baseball boosters and Pinocchio spent several years fundraising. And the Summerville Bears foundation pitched in, too.

As the season got underway in March, players and fans had more than runs to cheer about.

Smoothed out base paths, sod, an irrigation system, black and orange netting for the outfield fence.

“What Ricky has been able to do, it’s been awesome,” said Tribal Chairman Kevin Day.

The golf cart will be used for field maintenance.

“The community has really showed its support,” Pinocchio told the Union Democrat. “There are so many people looking to give back to the school and to the kids. It’s been really nice to see.”

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