Peachtree Opening Day at Holzwarth Field

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Sharon Holzwarth threw out the first pitch at Peachtree’s 2014 Opening Day.
Sharon Holzwarth threw out the first pitch at Peachtree’s 2014 Opening Day.

The lower baseball field at Claudius Crozet Park has been turned into a first-class Little League diamond thanks to a beautification campaign led by the Holzwarth family and named for Robert Andrew Holzwarth. His wife Sharon tossed the first pitch. The Holzwarths had spearheaded construction of the new dugouts and a press box previously.

This season there are a new covered batting cage in the clearing beyond the right field fence and new covered stands for spectators on each side.

The field seemed to be standing at attention on opening day, March 15.

White Hall Supervisor Ann Mallek greeted the crowd of parents and kids. “This is so exciting to see the players ready to go play ball! Crozet works together to make wonderful things happen!”

Peachtree League President Cheryl Madison thanked County Parks and Rec for handling field maintenance and read off the names of local businesses that are backing the league and sponsoring teams.

This year the league has 31 teams and 330 players.