UPGRADES TO THE YARD
MANY PROJECTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED WHILE OTHERS STILL BEING DONE
Pokes Baseball is always looking to upgrade the yard and facilities and this year is no different. There have been many major projects in the past: re-sodded the infield grass four times since 2001, new dugouts in 2005, new brick backstop and raised seating area in 2007, new batting cages in 2008, new home run fencing in 2008, sponsored brick wall in 2009, Wall of Fame and box seating in 2010, trees planted in outfield in 2011, new scoreboard in 2017, remodeled clubhouse in 2017, new home and visitor's bullpens in 2020 and a new mower to create patterns in the outfield in 2022. This year also saw quite a few changes to the yard:
NEW SIDING/REMODELED HOME DUGOUT AND WALL OF FAME: New siding, new paint, new plaques and signs for the Wall of Fame and back of the dugout. New custom benches are coming for both dugouts.
TURF ON PARTS OF FIELD: Artificial turf will be installed on the baselines and behind home plate
NEW BATTING CAGE NETS: Brand new nets in all the cages with new hitting mats coming in the spring
2024 SCHEDULE HAS BEEN FINALIZED
THE POKES WILL TAKE ON SOME NEW OPPONENTS THIS SPRING
Livermore is always searching for D2 opponents in the preseason to build their "playoff resume" since we are the only D2 school in EBAL. The Pokes play many of the same teams every year but have a few new ones on the list this season. Their non-league schedule will consist of the following teams: Irvington, Newark, Mission San Jose, Petaluma, San Marin, Mountain House, Washington and Kimball. EBAL is the same format with Livermore playing the Valley teams twice: Dublin, Amador Valley, Foothill and Granada. The Pokes then play the other half once: Dougherty Valley, Cal, Monte Vista, San Ramon Valley and De La Salle. Livermore will host the Service Champions Classic with Foothill again and it is a very good tournament again this year: Livermore, Foothill, Northgate, San Marin, Redwood, Heritage, College Park and Santa Rosa. The Pokes will open up with Santa Rosa.