DCHS Junior Submits Batting Cage Plans to Miami Township

DCHS Junior Submits Batting Cage Plans to Miami Township

Junior Andrew Gottron is already going down in history – Miami Township history, that is. His plans for the new batting cage at the baseball field were submitted to the Miami Township Community Development Department and the permit was approved last week.

It’s not every day that a student is selected to submit official documents affecting the site plan of his school to his local government, but Andrew’s plans were chosen by Dr. John Gredy (DCS Head of School), Ben Shroyer (DCS Athletic Director), and Gary Recker (DCS Home Maintenance instructor) from those of all the students of the home maintenance class to represent Dayton Christian.  

Recker, who owns Recker and Company, a commercial and residential custom woodworking company, decided to use this opportunity with the batting cage plans to teach his home maintenance students a useful life skill: how to draw and submit plans to the township just as they would have to if they were to complete a project for or build on to their future homes. And it was Andrew’s plans that were selected by Gredy, Shroyer, and Recker.

“I’ve always like the idea of designing something,” said Gottron. “I just kind of took the idea and ran with it.”

Construction of the batting cages is slated to begin within the next couple of weeks. Funds for the project were provided by the Dayton Thunderbirds, a club team that has an agreement with DCS to use the field, as well as an anonymous donor.