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Wed. August 29, 2012 | Joey Knight | Email

The Wrigley Field of Wellswood is being nudged into the modern era.

Work has begun on a $250,000 project that will put lights on the Tampa Catholic baseball and softball fields, allowing the Crusaders to host night games. According to a news release from the school, the project is expected to take three to four months and should be completed in time for the 2013 season.

"Since we have raised a substantial portion of the...cost of the project, our board has allowed us to incur short-term debt to begin construction," TC principal Thomas Reidy said in the release. "Starting now ensures that we will have lights for the 2013 softball and baseball season.

"A condition of the board's approval is that we fundraise the remaining $70,000 by the end of our fiscal year in June. We will be asking our current families, alumni and friends in the community to donate in order to complete the project."

Tampa Catholic, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its opening this fall, has won nine state titles in baseball and three in softball (two in slowpitch).

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