From Our Editors
It's no wonder the SDSU Aztecs softball team attracted the attention of San Diego Padres owners John and Becky Moores, who donated millions to the construction of the team's fully equipped stadium. For one, since they started playing there in February 2005, the team has amassed an impressive 61–29 record in conference games. The ballpark features everything you'd expect from a professional-grade facility, including enclosed batting cages, lighted bullpens, concessions, a tree-lined concourse, and, most importantly, a 2,000-person capacity. The ability to house lots of fans at once makes sense, as the team won each year's Mountain West Conference softball championship from 2012 to 2014.
Winning games isn't the only mission of the ball club, though. The team also hosts camps for youngsters in the community. During these hands-on camps, burgeoning players learn the fundamentals of the game from the team's actual coaches and student-athletes. They lead drills and instruction in fielding, throwing, and hitting, and they oversee games and activities designed to bolster teamwork and skills.