Home of Gorilla Baseball
Located on the southeast corner of the Pittsburg State University campus, Al Ortolani Field is the home of the Gorilla Baseball program. Al Ortolani Field is part of PSU’s Gene Bicknell Sports Complex, which includes the PSU Softball Complex as well as a pair of intramural fields. Al Ortolani Field continues to draw reviews as one of the top playing facilities in the Midwest. The natural surface features dimensions of 330 down the left field line, 400 to center, 330 down the right field line. The complex also features an indoor hitting facility complete with two 70-foot tunnels in an L shape for live hitting and a 65 x 55-foot netted area.
Beyond being located on campus, Al Ortolani Field is also just a few blocks from Pittsburg South Retail District. This shopping and entertainment district features great local restaurants, such as the Mall Deli, Café Del Rio and Gusano’s Pizzeria. The Meadowbrook Mall anchors the district which also offers an 8-screen movie theatre, retail shops and the 72-room LaQuinta Inn.
In 2017, AstroTurf brand synthetic turf was installed on all playing surfaces, batting cages, and bullpen areas.