The Roselle Catholic alumni came together in an amazing effort to raise the necessary funds to bring baseball back to the RC campus last year with the upgrade to the baseball field. RC Baseball coach Dan Olear (RC '85) gave the baseball alumni a chance to play on the newly constructed field named in their honor at Alumni Park by hosting the 1st Roselle Catholic Alumni Baseball Game on Saturday, September 16th.
This Spring saw the first official varsity baseball game on the Roselle Catholic campus in almost 30 years.
When varsity baseball was last played on the RC campus, Dan Olear from the class of 1985 hit a home run over the left center fence in one of his final at bats as a Lion.
Coach Olear, who returned to guide the Lions baseball team this past season, fondly remembers his playing days on the very same diamond. New memories on the field have already begun to take form, and there are many more to come.
Alumni Park has brought baseball back to RC campus -- and with it came the fans and a heightened energy. The new scoreboard, generously donated by the class of 1966, the refurbished dugouts, major league grade infield, new bleachers, outdoor hitting cage and bullpens have proven to be great upgrades in bringing baseball back on campus. Most notably the two "green monsters" standing 30 feet high in both right and left field, are the signature of Alumni Park.
While the planned festivities the first two weekends of the season were cancelled due to the weather, Xavier Krok threw the first official pitch at the newly renovated ballpark on April 8th in a game versus Brearley.