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UCSD baseball program receives funds for lighting

UC San Diego’s baseball team received a $100,000 donation from William Scripps to help fund a project to install lighting at the university’s baseball field, it was announced Monday.

Scripps is the great-grandson of E.W. Scripps, founder of the media conglomerate The E.W. Scripps Co. and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He also sits on UCSD’s Athletic Board.

“It’s important for the baseball team to have lights for their field,” he said. “Lighting will give Triton athletes more play time, which is key to their success. It will serve as a great boost for the baseball program and our players.”

The project to install lighting at UCSD’s baseball field will cost $450,000, according to the university.