South Williamsport, PA - Since 2011, Covermaster Raincover baseball field tarps have made their way to South Williamsport, Pennsylvania where fans and players gather for the much-anticipated Little League World Series. The timing couldn’t have been better given this summer’s heavier-than-normal rainfall.
Held this year from August 16-26, stats for the two-week series include close to 40 volunteers, 34 games, and 31 tarp pulls. The team worked diligently to keep the baseball fields in top shape under the direction of Turf and Groundskeeper Rob Guthrie. A total of 16 teams vied for the top title — eight from the United States and eight others from around the world — with the team from Honolulu, Hawaii taking the championship.
The newest order for a Raincover Classic® field cover was shipped in early August for use at Howard J. Lamade Stadium, one of two at the Little League complex. A third baseball field cover, the Raincover 600® field tarp, resides at the BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, home to the Williamsport Crosscutters and the site of the MLB Little League Classic. This year’s game — the New York Mets versus the Philadelphia Phillies — not only provided great baseball entertainment but offered an opportunity for Major League and Little League players to meet and interact.
The Raincover Classic®, an economical field tarp that offers strength and durability in a lightweight, easy-to-handle product. One option in white and silver minimizes heat build-up, making it ideal for hotter locations. The other baseball tarp, available in silver and black, is suited to northern climates where one side can draw in heat and the other can reduce it.
With these baseball field covers ready for game day, the Little League grounds crew are more than prepared for next year’s series.
Posted September 18, 2018