TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The new hitting facility was dedicated at the Collins Family Softball Complex at The University of Tulsa campus on Tuesday.
The 2,070 square foot batting cage complex has been built past the right field foul line.
This complex provides the latest artificial turf, softball netting, and lighting to allow day and nighttime hitting.
The softball netting is versatile and can allow between two and four separate batting areas.
“With the addition of this state-of-the-art Collins Hitting Facility, our softball student-athletes have a complete range of support facilities to help each of them maximize their full potential on the field. We want to thank Susie Collins Hentschel for her commitment and gift and Dave Hentschel’s support in making this project come to fruition in benefiting current and future student-athletes,” said Rick Dickson, Tulsa’s vice president and director of athletics.
“The completion of the batting facility is a game changer for our student-athletes,” said Tulsa Head Softball Coach Crissy Strimple. “It’s a place they can hit anytime day or night to stay sharp. We are grateful for the constant support from Susie and Dave and our administration to see this project through. Our players are excited to get in and start using the facility.”
The Tulsa softball team will kick off its home opener on March 4 with the TU/OSU Invitational.