Early Monday morning, Tamaqua head baseball coach Jeff Reading thought it was going to be yet another day of practice in the high school gym.
Instead, thanks to the hard working grounds crew, the Blue Raiders were finally able to open Schuylkill League Division I play against Panther Valley.
"There was no way I felt we were playing at eight o'clock this morning," Reading said. "I have to give kudos to our maintenance crew here as they spent all day working on this field.
"We spent the last week in the gym, so to get out here was just great."