Talk about a double play… Baylor’s Getterman Stadium is widely considered the top collegiate softball stadium in the country. Now, thanks to a new addition next door, the Lady Bears have an even more impressive claim to that honor.
The Getterman Indoor Softball Facility is a multi-functional, fully-enclosed practice facility, housing a full-size softball infield for running offensive and defensive drills. With six batting cages that lower from the ceiling, the team can hold batting practice in climate-controlled comfort throughout the year.
A dedication ceremony was held yesterday to mark the completion of the project and honor its namesakes and longtime Baylor sports fans, Sue and Ted Getterman. Baylor all-stars including President Ken Starr, Director of Athletics Ian McCaw, head softball coach Glenn Moore and Board of Regents Chairman Dary Stone took the stage to celebrate the new facility and honor its gracious donors. (Click here for photos of the new facility and pics from the dedication.)
“Sixty-two years ago, Ted and I lived in a little furnished apartment, and we were going Baylor,” said Sue Getterman at the dedication. “And if you had told us we’d be standing here today, giving anything of this magnitude to Baylor, we would have said, ‘You’ve been drinking the kool-aid.’ But the Lord has a plan for all of us. We know that every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from our Father, and the Lord has blessed us in so many ways. We could never have done this without the Lord.”
Sic ’em, Sue and Ted, and sic ’em, Baylor softball!