Carolina Stadium, home of the University of South Carolina two-time NCAA Division I Championship baseball team, boasts a seating capacity of 8,262 seats – each one with a clear view of the field Clark Cox, USC's sports turf manager, and his team of seven work daily to maintain.
Jacobsen equips NCAA baseball champs
Carolina Stadium, home of the University of South Carolina two-time NCAA Division I Championship baseball team, boasts a seating capacity of 8,262 seats – each one with a clear view of the field Clark Cox, USC’s sports turf manager, and his team of seven work daily to maintain. Jacobsen, along with local dealer Tri-State Pump and Controls, is proud to support Cox, his staff and the USC baseball team’s championship pursuits. Jacobsen (NYSE: TXT) is a Textron company.
Clark Cox points out that it is critically important to have a well-maintained field when your team is as high profile as the USC Gamecocks:
“We’ve had a lot of TV exposure due to our back to back baseball championships. When we originally started looking at new equipment, we were really intrigued by the Jacobsen Eclipse 322. Our outfield is built just like a green, in fact it meets USGA specifications, so using a riding greens mower is a logical choice. With the Eclipse 322, we have the added benefit of no hydraulics. You can’t have a hydraulic leak across the outfield during a televised game. With the Eclipse, there’s no chance of that happening. And since it’s electric I don’t have to worry about keeping gasoline on site or transporting the mower to offsite gas tanks.”
Cox also values the relationship with Jacobsen that he’s built over the past few years:
“I really like the staff at Jacobsen and they provide dependable, quality equipment. I used to buy from another major manufacturer, but I’ve found the Jacobsen machines to be much more user and maintenance-friendly. I know parts may have been an issue a few years back – but those problems are gone now and Jacobsen has always been really responsive with their support.”
Congratulations to Coach Ray Tanner, the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Champion USC Gamecocks, Turf Manager Clark Cox and the USC field maintenance staff for their great accomplishments in 2011.