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Fort Marcy ball field sinkholes shut down baseball game

July 23, 2015, 6:45 pm

Sinkholes that developed in the baseball field at Fort Marcy Park caused the cancellation of the Santa Fe Fuego game on Thursday night.

Team general manager Yvonne Encinias tells SFR that the problem appears to have resulted from some kind of plumbing malfunction in the field’s irrigation system. 

“It could be just be the way we dealt with some of the moisture. There has been just so much,” she says. 

The half-dozen soggy holes that range in size from a foot to 3 feet in diameter would've been dangerous for players, she says. 

While city officials were not on hand to deal with the problem that players discovered around 5 pm, Encinias says a city park manager assured her a crew would get the field in playable condition in time for Friday’s scheduled 6 pm game against the Trinidad Triggers. The teams are set to face off every night through Tuesday. 

The Pecos Baseball league is heading into the final games of the season. Standings on the league website say the Fuego, who last year won the league championship game, are currently the second place team in the Northern Division. 

And in other news, the cancelled game means the crowd wasn’t subjected to this editor’s rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, also scheduled for the game. Dodged that bullet. 

 

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