The Dirt on Dirt

Alpha Testing, IncAlpha’s Marketing intern, Nina Hernandez, has joined Alpha for the summer. A student at Ranger College, Nina will start her sophomore year this August. When class or work is not in session, Nina spends her time outside on softball fields, playing for either her select summer league Fire and Ice 18u or for the Ranger College softball team. Having played all positions (her favorite outfield), she knows the importance of having good dirt around those diamonds, “Good dirt is key in softball or baseball because without it, it’s hard to dive or slide without injuries.”

Softball and baseball teams look for consistent dirt every game, every season. ENR published an article about a partnership that embraced the need for field dirt consistency. Southern Athletic Fields partnered with Pugmill Systems to solve the dirt issue by creating specific clay and sand formulas for each client and modifying a standard pug mill machine to get the job done. The result? Same dirt every season!

While Alpha doesn’t create the visible dirt on the surface of softball and baseball fields, we do our part with the dirt underneath the surface and the building materials above – providing environmental services, geotechnical engineering, and construction materials testing. Alpha has served numerous ballparks for a variety of clients including Prairie View A&M University, Texas Christian University, Dallas Baptist University, Anna ISD, Lewisville ISD, Bland ISD, Kaufman ISD, and many more.

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