Fallow-Field Of Dreams Baseball/Softball Academy Opens
Fallow-Field of Dreams Baseball/Softball Academy, 2536 South Service Road, between Sullivan and Bourbon in the former Taurus Gym facility, opened for business on Oct. 1, bringing a lifelong dream to a local couple to reality.
The business is owned and operated by Danny and Kim Fallowfield and provides coaching for hitting, pitching and other baseball activities in a large facility complete with two batting cages and two pitching areas.
“Baseball has been a part of my life for more than 23 years and this facility has been a lifelong dream of mine,” said Fallowfield, who for the past several years has served as the Sullivan Boys Baseball Association President. “I began to have a desire to work with players after being an umpire at several baseball tournaments years ago and seeing that young people were not being taught correctly. I helped run the Babe Ruth organization back in Indiana in 1994 and after moving to Missouri I got involved in the SBBA and became president in 2011 after former President Tony Mallory stepped down. I have a love for the game and a love to coach.”
Fallowfield has been wanting to open his own baseball/softball academy for many years and recently the opportunity became available for a location that was the perfect fit.
“We had been talking with local businessman Alan Mastin on a possible location and looked at the former Sullivan MFA, but it just wasn’t a fit for us,” said Fallowfield. “We then looked at the former Taurus Gym location and after talking with Alan we decided it would be a perfect fit. We began checking into purchasing the equipment and here we are now open and teaching our program.”
Fallowfield stated that the academy looks to grow not only through private lessons but also in rental of the batting cages and pitching areas and recently a team rented the facility to use as fall-winter and spring are very active times in teaching and correcting hitting and pitching.
“One thing I can say in my life and for many others that I know, sports helped keep me on the straight and narrow growing up and I feel that what it did for me can also help others and kids growing up ion today’s world,” said Fallowfield.
Fallow-Field Of Dreams Baseball/Softball Academy is open evenings Monday through Friday and will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 18.
They can be reached by calling 636-232-6938 for appointments, coaching or renting of the facility.
Fallowfield did mention that when the facility is not being used for the academy that people are given the opportunity to rent it for other events such as birthdays.