CAPITOLA -- The aspiring sluggers of the Capitola-Soquel Little League hit a home run with community donors who've reached out to help improve the league's playing fields, specifically the storage sheds.
The new sheds double as announcing booths during games.
Several local businesses have donated money, materials and labor to build three new sheds on the Soquel High School campus, one location the league's 40 teams practice and play games.
"These sheds are critical as they provide storage for facility equipment to prep the fields," Angelo DeBernardo Jr. said. "The support has been heart-warming."
The old, rotting sheds, originally built in the 1970s, were replaced with more than $10,000 worth of materials donated by ProBuild and the labor of Adam Fisher, the father of a 9-year-old player. He also volunteers as a coach and owns Adam Fisher Construction.
According to DeBernardo, Las Animas Concrete contributed concrete for foundation slabs and Rick Lindenbaum, owner of Current Electric, volunteered to provide electrical work.
Western Roofing Supply of Watsonville kicked in the roofing materials and paint came from Kings Paint of Soquel.
Other donors include David Laurits of Laurits Masonry, Marshall Miller of Surf Life in Capitola and Tim David of Sanco Pipeline.
Surf Life also donated a new sound system or playing music and announcing the players' names when they come up to bat.