Mt. SAC’s very own wiffle ball field, Dr. Kent W. Kurtz Memorial Stadium, located behind building 80, is another campus treasure. At just half the size of a regulation Little League baseball field, it was put in place as a method for horticulture students to practice field management.

Classes are taught in all the different facets of field upkeep and students even get to play pick-up games in their downtime and truly see their hard work come to form. The field was dedicated to Dr. Kurtz, who mentored a multitude of students who now manage major sports venues all over the country, after he lost his fight to pancreatic cancer.

In this video, professor Brian Scott, Department Chair of Agricultural Sciences, explains the purpose of the wiffle ball field, a Hidden Gem outside building 80. He also shares some memories of Dr. Kent Kurtz, a mentor, friend and inspiration to many for whom this field is named.