A huge storm made its way through Weyauwega Oct. 14, 2014, and caused some major damage to the home dugout on Weyauwega-Fremont High School’s softball diamond.
The storm was so strong that it brought the entire dugout crumbling to the ground. With snow right around the corner, the cleanup began, but the new dugout would not be in place until late March or early April.
“Coaches and community members went on a tour of local ball diamonds to see what their dugouts look like to get an idea how to upgrade our facilities,” W-F athletic director Jeff Fahser said. “With support from the Weyauwega-Fremont School District, the decision was made to replace both the dugouts on the field to make them look uniform in nature. With support from the district, Weyauwega-Fremont Booster Club, Weyauwega-Fremont Softball Club and Scott Krause Builders, the dugouts were demolished and rebuilt within about a one-month time period.”
Krause spearheaded the project, which included the donation of more than 100 volunteer labor hours. The dugouts were erected and completed by the first conference home game April 10.
“Both dugouts are uniform in nature with the exception of a facility on the end of the home team dugout, which will be used to store equipment for the softball team,” Fahser said. “With one of the finest playing fields in the area, the softball complex now has some of the finest dugouts in the area as well.”
Besides Krause, other volunteers that worked on the project include Adam Krause, Jeff Knorr, Paul Buchholz, Jim Coats, Marc Baehnman, Mike Koch, Chris Akey, W-F softball coach Todd Breuer and members of softball team.
“It is truly amazing what can be accomplished when so many people work together for the common good,” Fahser said. “We are truly fortunate at the Weyauwega-Fremont School District to have such dedicated people who are willing to volunteer their time for the good of the students-athletes at Weyauwega-Fremont.”