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Manteca replacing Lincoln Park baseball backstop
A new back stop will go in place at Lincoln Park’s baseball field. - photo by HIME ROMERO/ The Bulletin
It will be a whole new ball game this spring when the Manteca Little League, Babe Ruth, and other teams take to the Lincoln Park baseball field.

Manteca is spending $68,462.75 from park fees collected on growth to remove and replace the existing backstop, dugouts, scorekeeper’s booth and concrete walkways.

The new backstop will be 20 feet in height and will be move back seven feet to accommodate the Little League recommended 25-foot distance from home plate.

The existing fence is more than 29 years old and has required frequent repairs.

Richter Fence in Ripon is doing the work. In addition netting will be placed along the first base line in a bid to eliminate fly balls from hitting cars in the adjoining parking lot.

A separate project later this year will resurface the the parking lot.

 All work will be completed before the start of the baseball season.

The Manteca Little League is assisting with some of the work to help keep the costs down.