GA baseball field to be named for Asheville man

Riverside Military Academy’s award-winning baseball field will be dedicated Friday as Katterjohn Field. The RMA baseball field was chosen as the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Region 8-A “Field of the Year” for the 2010-11 season. A very generous donation to benefit baseball at RMA was made by alumnus Karl R. Katterjohn, ’64, of Asheville.

The dedication will be at 5 p.m. on March 30 at the RMA vs Lakeview game. Katterjohn will throw out the first pitch of the game.

Katterjohn’s donation was inspired by his lifelong love of the game of baseball and his positive experience at the Academy. The donation provided for the construction of a two-story structure containing an enclosed press box, concession stand and an equipment storage room. Improvements were also made to the dugouts and bleachers. The dugouts were moved opposite first and third bases to allow better viewing for the fans, and additional bleachers will provide more seating options.

“When I attended Riverside, baseball was not viewed as a major activity,” says Katterjohn. “Now it is becoming equal to the dominant high school sport – football.”

The improvements to the baseball complex will benefit cadet athletics while simultaneously enhancing the baseball experience for the fans.

Riverside Military Academy, founded in 1907, is a college preparatory academies for young men in grades 7-12. Please visit www.riversidemilitary.com for more information on the academy.


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