Waldoboro-bound: Lincoln Academy plays home games at Begley FieldSchool construction project forces Eagles to soar north
Waldoboro — Anyone looking to take in a high school baseball game at Lincoln Academy this season will have a different address to plug into their GPS.
The Eagles will play its home games this season on Charles “Chuck” Begley Memorial Field at 592 Main St. at Waldoboro Recreation Facility next to Waldoboro Family Practice, roughly nine miles from Lincoln Academy in Newcastle.
Lincoln Academy softball games will continue to be played in Newcastle.
The reason for the change is the Cable-Burns Applied Technology and Engineering Center is being erected at Lincoln Academy, which will sit close to the current third-base line of the baseball field.
The building currently is being constructed and, thus, would have made it both dangerous and difficult for the Eagles to play home games.
Lincoln Academy athletic director K.J. Anastacio reached out to Waldoboro Recreation Department director Kyle Santheson about gaining access to the Waldoboro-based field.
“The construction area impacts their field, so they won't have access to the field while the construction is going on,” said Santheson. “They explored a couple of options.”
Begley Field does not typically get used until June, when the Midcoast Babe Ruth Baseball season begins, so the connection proved to be a home run.
Santheseon said Lincoln Academy will be responsible for the maintenance of the field through the end of the season, while he will take care of the mowing of the field.
“It's kind of a win-win really,” Santheson said. “They're going to take care of keeping it dragged up and lined so at the end of May, [the field] will be ready to go.”