Brent Brown Ballpark

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Brent Brown Ballpark is a baseball stadium on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, United States. It is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the minor-league Orem Owlz and the Utah Valley Wolverines baseball team of the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference. It was built in 2005 and holds 5,000 people.[1]

The name of the ballpark, once disputed between the Orem Owlz and UVU, is now posted as Brent Brown Ballpark. The UVU baseball team prefers the name, while the Owlz use Brent Brown Ballpark, Home of the Orem Owlz.

Dimensions[edit]

305' down the left field line quickly angles to 427' just left of dead center which is 408'. The right field gap is marked at 388' and angles to 312' down the right field line. The fence also varies in height: 20' high down the left field line for approximately the first 90' and then dropping to 10' throughout the rest of the park. Though the short left and right field fences provide an advantage for hitters, the long distance to the rest of the park makes it difficult to hit home runs.

Events[edit]

From May 22-26, 2012, the ballpark hosted the 2012 Great West Conference Baseball Tournament.[2] Utah Valley won the tournament, finishing the season with a 29-0 Great West record.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McEwen, Creighton (March 24, 2005). "UVSC Notebook: Utah Valley State Celebrates a New Baseball Stadium". DeseretNews.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2011-12 Great West Championships". Great West Conference. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Flanagan, Kyle (27 May 2012). "Utah Valley Baseball Wins 3rd Consecutive Great West Tournament Crown". HeraldExtra.com. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 

Coordinates: 40°16′37″N 111°43′02″W / 40.276874°N 111.717234°W / 40.276874; -111.717234