The Scottie Softball Program began in the early 80's, when Coach Jackie Babin approached the school board with an idea for a slow-pitch softball team. The location for the field, southwest of the football field, was nothing more than a field of weeds that quickly became one of the top fields in the league. As the program progressed, a middle school softball program was implemented in the late 80's. To this day, the seventh grade team plays their games on the field below middle school, while the eighth grade teams plays and practices on the high school field.
In the early 90's, the program switched from slow-pitch to fast pitch, and along with that came positive changes to the field. A homerun fence and electronic scoreboard were added and the dugouts were completely redone. Again, the field was the gem of the league. As the years continued, the field began to show some wear and tear. In the fall of 2012, plans were made and major renovations began on the field. The three foot high homerun fence was replaced with a state of the art 6 foot fence, topped off with a yellow cap. The fence was moved in and now sits at 200 feet down feet down both lines and 220 feet to dead centerfield. Fencing was also installed down both lines to totally enclose the facility. The foul territory was changed as the entire infield was moved out five feet, giving infielders more room to cover and made every foul ball more exciting. In the fall of 2013, with the help of Valleyford Metal Crafters and Rick Schultz, a dual batting cage was installed just beyond the left field fence.
The field is once again shaping up to be one of the best in the areas, with more renovations on the horizon. Plans are in place to replace the aging storage sheds and bleachers, to install a bullpen with enough room for two pitchers to warm up, to add sod and a dirt to the infield, and to replace the existing sprinkler system. The dream of having a state of art facility continues to take place for Freeman.
The Scottie softball program continues to strike fear in their opponents as visiting teams know they are in for a battle when they visit Freeman High School.