Atlantic Baseball Complex to Receive New Scoreboard

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March 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Visitors to the Atlantic Trojan Baseball field will notice a modern, new scoreboard this Spring, thanks to a donation from the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Foundation. Trevor’s mother and Foundation spokesperson Melanie Petty along with her husband Darren, presented a ceremonial check to Atlantic High School Assistant Principal and Activities Director Josh Rasmussen this (Friday) morning, for just over $13,000.

(from left ti right: Josh Rasmussen, Melanie Petty, Darren Petty)

Rasmussen said the acquisition of a new scoreboard is something that’s been a long time in the making.  He said the new scoreboard, which will be place near the left-center field, will be a vast improvement over the current scoreboard.

It will allow up to 10-innings, feature “hits,” “errors” and “runs” indicators. The information will be controlled wirelessly, from the Press Box. The scoreboard will be 26-feet long, and approximately eight- to 10-feet high tall by then time advertising is included on the bottom.

Rasmussen says the scoreboard is expected to arrive in April, and installed shortly thereafter.

Conceptual Drawing of the new Trojan Scoreboard

In 2009, Trevor Fredrickson died in a Council Bluffs fire. Melanie Petty said the scoreboard was the perfect gift in his honor, and he would be smiling, because baseball was his life. She said he loved baseball since he was five-years old. Trevor was a four-year letter winner for the Atlantic Trojans, went on to play for Southwestern Community College in Creston, the Atlantic Braves, and “Treynor Wombats,” and other teams. Trevor played for the Wombats the night before he died in the 2009 apartment fire.

Petty said proceeds from the annual T-Fred Golf Tournament makes the scoreboard, and other donations from the Foundation possible. Since its inception, the Trevor Frederickson Foundation has given about $35,000 in donations to non-profit organizations in Atlantic. The 4th Annual T-Fred Golf Tournament and Silent Auction takes place August 11th.