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Bonneau Family Indoor Hitting Facility

Crutcher Scott Field

Crutcher Scott Field Address: 900 East Amber Blvd., Abilene, Texas (Google Map Directions)

When Abilene Christian University made the decision to bring collegiate baseball back to campus in February 1990, the administration made a commitment to construct a first-class playing facility.
 
What ACU built is one of the finest facilities in all of college baseball.
Crutcher Scott Field

The 4,000-seat, lighted Crutcher Scott Field is home to the Wildcats. The field is named after Crutcher Scott, an ACU graduate who was an Abilene oilman, city councilman and member of the university's Board of Trustees for nearly 40 years before his death in 1979. His son, Al, played baseball for Abilene Christian. The Scott family was the major contributor to the field's construction.

All-time strikeout king Nolan Ryan - who played in the major leagues with former ACU pitcher and head coach Bill Gilbreth -
helped get the program started by lending his name to two early benefit dinners that netted more than $150,000 for the ACU baseball program.

The first game at the new field was Feb. 23, 1991, when ACU beat Tarleton State, 2-1, in 10 innings as fans watched from flatbed trailers brought in to serve as stands.
Crutcher Scott Field

Bleachers and lights were added before the 1992 season, and prior to the 1995 season the seating capacity was increased to 4,000, and the press box was added.

The home clubhouse - named the Gilbreth-Scott Teamroom - was added before the 1997 season.

 The dimensions of the field are 334 feet down the lines, 380 feet to the power alleys and 400 to centerfield.

The stadium has hosted the NCAA Division II South Central regional tournament three times (1996, 2000 and 2001), and has hosted several high school playoff games and junior college tournaments.

Bonneau Family Indoor Hitting Facility


Bonneau Family Indoor Hitting Facility

In November 2006, the ACU baseball team – which has been one of the nation’s best in the last 14 years – began working out in the new Bonneau Family Indoor Batting Facility, a new building on the grounds of the baseball complex that was more than one year in the making.

The 5,625-square foot facility has room for three indoor hitting tunnels, as well as two pitching tunnels, allowing multiple
players to work out in case of inclement outdoor weather.

Construction on the $235,000 facility began around Feb. 1, 2006, and was completed Nov. 1. The family of ACU head coach Britt Bonneau was the major financial benefactor of the facility, and it was named for his family. 

The facility was dedicated on Saturday, Feb. 3, before the Wildcats’ game against Henderson State (Ark.).



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Directions
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Abilene Christian University Address: 1949 ACU Drive, Abilene, TX 79699

Directions to ACU

 From DFW  - Take I-20 west to Abilene. Exit Highway 351. Go West on 351 (Ambler Ave.). Turn left onto Judge Ely Blvd. ACU is on your right.
 From Midland/Odessa - Take I-20 East to Abilene. Exit Pine Street. At the split take Treadaway. Turn left on E.N. 16th (also known as E.N. 13th). ACU is several blocks east on the left.
• From Austin - Take Highway 183 North to Brownwood, turn left at stoplight onto 84/67/377, passing through Brownwood and Bangs. At Santa Anna, continue on Highway 84 as the road curves. As you enter Abilene on Highway 84, the road becomes Treadaway Blvd. Go straight on Treadaway for several miles until you reach E.N. 13th (also known as E.N. 16th). Turn right. ACU is several blocks east on the left.

 From San Antonio - Take I-10 West to Junction. Take 83 North to Abilene. Coming into Abilene, on Highway 83/84, the road becomes Treadaway Blvd. Go straight on Treadaway for several miles until you reach E.N. 13th (also known as E.N. 16th). Turn right. ACU is several blocks east on the left.
 From Houston - Take Highway 6 to Hempstead. Take Highway 36 through Brenham, Temple, Gatesville and Comanche. Coming into Abilene on Highway 36, turn right onto Judge Ely Blvd. at the light. At the third traffic light on Judge Ely, ACU is on the left.

Directions From Airports

 DFW International - Take south airport exit to 183 west toward Fort Worth.  Travel on I-820 West for approximately 20 miles and then take the I-30W exit (exit 3A) toward Weatherford.  Just west of Fort Worth, I-30 and I-20 will merge, and you will then be on I-20 heading west toward Abilene. Once in  Abilene, take exit number 288 and stay on the access road until  you come to the stoplight at Ambler Ave./Hwy. 351.  Take a left and go back under I-20, and you will see the ACU campus straight ahead.
 Dallas Love Field - Start by going southeast on Cedar Springs Rd / Arrivals toward Parking.  Continue to follow Cedar Springs Rd.  Turn right onto W. Mockingbird Lane, and then right onto E. John W. Carpenter Freeway.  Merge onto 183 West via the ramp on the left. Travel on I-820 west for approximately 20 miles and then take the I-30W exit (exit 3A) toward Weatherford.  Just west of Fort Worth, I-30 and I-20 will merge, and you will then be on I-20 heading west toward Abilene.  Once in  Abilene, take exit number 288 and stay on the access road until  you come to the stoplight at Ambler Ave./Hwy. 351.  Take a left and go back under I-20, and you will see the ACU campus straight ahead.
 Abilene Regional Airport - Exit the airport and take a left onto Hwy. 36.   Go under Hwy. 83/84 all the way to Judge Ely Blvd.  Take a right on Judge Ely Blvd., heading north.  Go through the lights at East Hwy. 80, East North 10th. At East North 16th you will see the ACU Campus on your left. 
 Lubbock International Airport - Start out going East on Terminal and then turn left onto Airport exit.  Turn left onto I-27 South / US-87 South.  Merge onto I-27 South / US-87 South via the ramp on the left.  Take exit Number 1B toward TX 289 Loop East / US-84 (Post). Stay straight to go onto I-27 South / Avenue H / US-87 South.  Merge onto US-84 East via the ramp on the left for 113 miles.  Merge onto I-20 East toward Abilene.  Once in Abilene, take exit number 288.  Take the first right onto Judge Ely Blvd, heading south.  You will see the ACU campus on your right after you pass Ambler Avenue.
 Midland International Airport - Upon exiting the airport, turn right onto I-20 BL West / US-80 West.  Take the FM-1788 ramp toward I-20.  Stay right at the fork in the ramp. Turn right onto FM 1788 North.  Turn left onto I-20 East for 161 miles. Once in Abilene, take exit number 288.  Take the first right onto Judge Ely Blvd, heading south.  You will see the ACU campus on your right after you pass Ambler Avenue.
 San Angelo Regional Airport-Mathis Field - Upon exiting the airport, turn right onto RM 584 for approximately 7 miles.  Turn left onto US-277 North / US-87 North.  Turn right onto West 6th Street.  Turn left onto ramp.  Turn right onto US-67 North / US-277 North and continue to follow US-67 North for approximately 37 miles.  Stay straight to go onto US-83 North for approximately 49 miles.  Once in Abilene, take the Hwy. 322 Loop East ramp and stay on the loop for approximately 5 miles.  Take the Business 20 / Hwy. 80 exit and go west into town.  Take a right at Judge Ely Blvd. and go through the light at East North 10th. At East North 16th you will see the ACU Campus on your left.