New look matches winning result at Lake Zurich
Apr 12, 2014 12:59 AM -
Colton Wagner did more than just return to high school baseball for Lake Zurich after missing the entire regular season last year due to knee surgery. On Friday, he planted his spikes on what now resembles a section of baseball paradise. "It's gorgeous, especially compared to the chain-link fence that used to be behind home plate," Wagner, a senior catcher, said of Lake Zurich's newly renovated diamond, which includes landscaping bricks behind home plate and new, adjoining, taut netting. "It actually looks like a baseball field, (like at) Libertyville and Stevenson. We're starting to fit in with the conference." Prettier yet for Lake Zurich was its come-from-behind, 12-7 win over Wauconda in a North Suburban Conference crossover that marked the first game played on the Bears' new-look field.