A quick glance toward the south end of Tattnall’s campus shows signs of progressing construction on the TSA Baseball complex. In mid September, crews began demolition on the previous batting cages in order to make way for a new and improved facility complete with 4 separate and covered batting cages.
“We’re hoping to complete the project by mid-October, maybe even sooner,” commented Head Baseball Coach Joey Hiller. The new 100×60 foot structure replaces the previous 60×35 facility built in 2005. “For years we have packed up and gone home when Mother Nature didn’t cooperate with us, and now it looks like we will finally have a way to continue developing our hitters and pitchers when the weather is bad. We want the cages to be retractable, so that we can conduct a full practice in there if we have to,” added Hiller.
Though baseball season is several months away, the crack of a baseball bat can almost always be heard when you walk outside campus doors. “We have a very serious baseball program here, with athletes who are committed to getting better and who want to put the work in. It will be nice to have a place that big for them to go and work on their skills,” said Hiller. For Coach Hiller and the Tattnall Trojans, practice definitely makes perfect. This past spring, the Trojans brought home TSA’s ninth state championship title in 15 years. “This will be the biggest and nicest facility in Macon, and we want to continue to improve it. It is currently being built with the idea of enclosing it in the future if that is what we decide to do,” said Hiller.
Join us this Friday, prior to the Senior Night game (TSA v. Twiggs Co.), as we recognize our 2016 state championship baseball team and present them with their rings.