Play Ball!

Lewis & Clark unveiled the newly renovated Huston Sports Complex this spring. In addition to baseball and softball, L&C is now able to offer men’s and women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, additional on-campus club sports, and intramural spaces.

The renovations include new artificial turf over the entire infield, outfield, and bullpens (reducing inclement weather game delays and cancellations); updated dugouts and batting cages; ADA-compliant stadium seating and press boxes; and state-of-the-art environmental features, such as storm water drainage and biofiltration systems.

“It’s a big win for us!” says Mark Pietrok, director of physical education and athletics.  


Nina Johnson


  • Aerial view of the newly renovated Huston Sports Complex. Photograph by Allison Law
    Aerial view of the newly renovated Huston Sports Complex.
    Photograph by Allison Law


  • “Today marks a wonderful new era for the Huston Sports Complex and for our community,” said President Robin Holmes-Sullivan at the dedication event on April 20.
  • Carol Gatto (wife of the late Jerry Gatto) spoke at the Gatto Field dedication alongside their adult children, Michelle Fritts, Chrissy Davis, and Steve Gatto. Jerry Gatto led the baseball team for 22 seasons and was the winningest baseball coach in L&C history.

  • An enthusiastic crowd cheered on the baseball and softball teams at the doubleheader, part of the Huston celebratory event.
  • Softball players practice in the new batting cages.
  • Jim Spencer BA ’85, an L&C trustee and a key supporter of the Huston Sports Complex project; President Robin Holmes-Sullivan; and Mark Pietrok, director of physical education and athletics.
  • Members of the football team turned out to support their fellow student-athletes.

  • Updated dugouts
  • Softball players running on the field in orange uniforms. One of the players is giving a thumbs up to the camera.
    L&C’s softball team gives a thumbs-up to their new field. The team played Linfield University at the dedication event.


  • The 2023-24 Lewis & Clark softball team with President Robin Holmes-Sullivan. The team enjoyed an outstanding season, winning the most games in program history with 28.


  • Baseball player getting ready to hit a ball, with the catcher and a referee behind him.

    The view behind the plate of the new baseball field.

  • L&C baseball players cheer on their team from the new dugouts.

  • The baseball team played Whitworth University at the April 20 dedication event.

  • View of the baseball game from behind a net.
    The newly renovated Huston Sports Complex promises to be a valued home for generations of student-athletes to come.