ERNEST L. STOCKTON FIELD / WOODY HUNT STADIUM
Cumberland baseball enjoys one of the finest small college baseball facilities in the country. With a picturesque setting at the corner of Spring and Tarver Streets with historic houses as the background as you look from home plate, fans can enjoy great baseball and history both on-and-off the field.
Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium includes a manicured playing surface with plenty of foul territory behind home plate and down both lines. Rightfield is a short porch for lefthanded hitters, as it runs into Spring Street.
Yearly additions have been made to the facility under long-time head coach Woody Hunt. The original clubhouse was built in 1986 and added onto in 2006. The Jeanette C. Rudy Clubhouse includes a locker room that attaches to the third base dugout along with showers and restrooms for players and a laundry area. A small lounge with a TV is just off the locker room.
The building also houses coaches’ offices with a dressing area and shower for the coaches as well as trophy cases and lobby inside the main doors.
The Benton Jennings Indoor Hitting Facility was built in 2002 and includes turf flooring with hitting tunnels and pitching mounds for practice during inclement weather. Central heat and air conditioning were recently added to the building along with walls for meeting rooms.
The Stephen Wood Press Box was completed in 2005 and is equipped with phone and Ethernet lines along with power and wireless internet access. The main press area includes two viewing areas for press and scouts, a home radio booth and a game management room, which can also house a second radio crew. On the ground level the building houses a concessions area along with men’s and women’s restrooms and a souvenir shop.
The main entrance includes an arched entrance way along with brick columns with wrought-iron fencing to enclose the facility, a feature added in the last few years. The main seating area behind home plate has 500 chairback seats and chairback seating areas have been added in recent years beyond the dugouts on both the first and third base sides. A new sound system was installed three years ago along with padding for the outfield fence and new windscreen on the entire outfield wall, including the 20-foot batter’s eye.