Lady Tigers fastpitch building new home field

Work on the new infield begins.

This season, the Lady Tigers fastpitch softball team will play on a brand new field at the corner of Goodnor and Washington roads. After years of playing at Forest Hills Park, the Softball Booster Club, with the help of Heights High athletic director Kristin Hughes and the CH-UH City School District, broke ground in December on the new field. The Lady Tigers Fastpitch Boosters undertook an ambitious fundraising effort and raised enough money to commit to phase 1, consisting of a new backstop, dugouts, bullpens and infield renovation. 

The team is now actively fundraising for the next phase of the project: outfield fencing, dugout covers, and mounting a scoreboard generously donated by Larry Shaw and the City of Cleveland Heights. Individuals can support the team by purchasing a raffle ticket to win an iPad3 ($499 value) or making a tax-deductible donation at the Reaching Heights website ( Indicate softball in the purpose box. Raffle tickets for the iPad3 are $5 each or 5 for $20, and are available from any softball player, at school athletic events, or by mailing a check to Cleveland Heights Fastpitch Club, 2981 Lincoln Blvd., Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118 no later than Feb. 15. The iPad3 winner will be drawn at the boys basketball game on Feb. 22.

Businesses interested in purchasing advertising space on the outfield fence and scoreboard should contact the club at or 216-554-2002. 

The team will be led by a new head coach this season and looks forward to competing for the Lake Erie League crown. Senior pitcher Alexa Sollisch and a solid crop of returning players have been playing together in a winter league to prepare for the season on their new home field.

For more information, contact Larry Sollisch at or 216-554-2002.

Krista Hawthorne

Larry Sollisch is president of the Cleveland Heights Fastpitch Boosters and proud parent of two players on the team.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 1:56 PM, 01.31.2013