Bill Simoni Field
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3601 Pacific Ave Stockton,
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About Bill Simoni Field
In its second decade of operation, Bill Simoni Field has been distinguished as one of the elite intercollegiate softball facilities on the West Coast. Completed in 1993, the facility has 350 stadium seats as well as ample grass area to watch the Pacific Softball team in action. The dimensions down each line are 190 ft, 205ft, to the alleys, and 220ft. to center field.
The field is named after long-time supported Bill Simoni. Simoni played fast-pitch softball for 32 years, playing from his teens until 1973. He played on various Stockton area teams, including the Stockton Merchants, who he pitched to a second place finish at the 1960 World Tournament in Long Island, New York. He pitched seven games in five days at the tournament, earning Most Valuable Player and All-World First Team honors. In 22 regional playoffs in his career, Simoni was named MVP 11 times. He also pitched 12 perfect games and 45 no-hitters in his career. His fastball was clocked at 104 miles per hour in 1961.
Construction of the facility initially was planned in three stages. The stages included the playing surface, press box and landscaping, and the installation of lights. Presently two stages have been completed, with the final stage expected to be completed for the 2011 home season.