Free admission for Western Nevada home-opener

Western Nevada Community College's baseball team (29-15, 23-9 in conference) will have its first homecoming this weekend when the Wildcats play their inaugural games at John L. Harvey Field on the WNCC campus, 2201 West College Parkway.

To celebrate the opening of the new field, Gov. Kenny Guinn will throw out the first pitch and admission will be free to Friday's doubleheader against the College of Eastern Utah that starts at 1 p.m.

"This is our way of saying thank you to the community and the many individuals who have supported us," Head coach D.J. Whittemore said. "We'd also like to invite the public to come out and support the home team. We'd love to get a real home field advantage going."

Whittemore said more than two dozen area companies and numerous donors helped WNCC complete the project.

"This $1 million field is 13 months in the making," he said. "It's a great example of hard work and generosity coming to fruition."

The Wildcats will play their eight remaining games at John L. Harvey Field. After sweeping four games from Colorado Northwestern last weekend, WNCC moved within a game of first place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference. They are in third place, a half game away from Dixie State and one game behind first-place Southern Idaho.

Former Douglas standouts Chad Walling and Jimmy Pierce play for the Wildcats and current Tiger catcher Roman Davis has signed a letter of intent to play there next season.

Saturday's doubleheader will start at noon. Admission prices are $6 for adults, $3 for seniors age 60+, $3 for youth 17 years and younger, free for WNCC students with a current identification card, and free for children under age 4 accompanied by an adult. Tickets are good for both games of a doubleheader.

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