Cap'n Dick Smith Baseball Field
The updated Cap'n Dick Smith Field or "Smith Field" was completed in the spring of 1999 at a cost of $1.8 million. The stadium replaced the old Cap'n Dick Smith Field, located on the site of Watt Field.
Smith Field resides in a picturesque setting surrounded by pine trees on the back portion of the campus. The stadium includes permanent seating for 350 spectators and a 1,056 square-foot building, which houses a press box, concession area, and restrooms.
The facility also features lights, sunken dugouts with restrooms, water fountains, storage areas, two enclosed bullpens, a 2,340 square-foot building with two indoor hitting cages, and a state-of-the-art public address/sound system.
The outfield fence measures eight-feet high, except in right field where it towers at 16 feet and is 400-feet to straight away center, 320 to right, 330 to left, 365 to right center, and 370 to left center. The field also features a 36-foot long scoreboard.
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The University's intercollegiate teams all follow the guidelines and philosophy established for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, which calls for an institution's financial aid to be awarded on the basis of family need and academic merit. The result at Washington and Lee is a strong, diverse athletic program in which participants are motivated by their love of the game and their desire to excel in competition.