An Eagle runner beats the throw into Nyssa third baseman Cameron Elguezabal during the opening game of the new Bulldog baseball field. Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa swept Nyssa in both games. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)
NYSSA – In sports, the idea of a home game is one where local fans can walk down, cheer on the team, and then walk home. The familiarity of the bleachers is apparent, friends meeting friends, often sitting in the same seats game after game.
That hasn’t been the case for the Nyssa baseball team.
Because of construction, the baseball field disappeared last year and then into this season. New sod, hampered by cool weather, failed to take root. While waiting, the Bulldogs played home games in Ontario and even – shudder – in Vale. Home games weren’t truly home games . . .