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Avista Stadium Named NWL's Best

Spokane's Avista Stadium has been named the 2015 Northwest League Field of the Year, extending the stadium's unprecedented run of success in turf management. Spokane's Avista Stadium has been named the 2015 Northwest League Field of the Year, extending the stadium's unprecedented run of success in turf management.
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SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane's Avista Stadium has been named the 2015 Northwest League Field of the Year, extending the stadium's unprecedented run of success in turf management.

"When I took over, I knew I better not be the guy to stop the streak," said Spokane Indians Head Groundskeeper David Yearout, who has helped oversee a tenth straight year of winning the award for Avista Stadium.

The award is given to the team that has the best playing surface while maintaining pristine field conditions throughout the 76-game Northwest League season, as voted by league managers and coaches.

"It's extremely competitive, which is awesome because the grounds crew is former athletes," said Yearout, who is now one of 16 candidates for Minor League Baseball's Sports Turf Manager of the Year. "We treat it like our own game now that we're not playing anymore.  We can't go play for the Indians, so we compete against the other grounds crews.  It feels really good."

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