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Mules Baseball to Dedicate New Playing Surface

Contact: Mike Knipper
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 29, 2014) –Mules Baseball will officially dedicate the new artificial playing surface at Crane Stadium/Tompkins Field in a pregame ceremony before the Mules take on Pittsburg State on Friday, March 4. Game time for the Mules' 2016 home opener is set for 2 p.m.

The new synthetic playing surface was made possible by a gift from Jim Crane, UCM alumnus and owner of the Houston Astros.

Crane, along with UCM President Chuck Ambrose and UCM Director of Athletics Jerry Hughes, will take part in a pregame ceremony to dedicate the new field, which bears the name of Crane's coach while at UCM, Robert N. Tompkins. Crane will also throw out a ceremonial first pitch.