NKU Norse Take on Doubleheader with TMG’S TriplePlay

NKU’s Baseball Team Plays First Home Game of the Season on Brand New Synthetic Turf Field

In the fall of 2012, The Motz Group (TMG) installed a brand-new TriplePlay synthetic turf system for Northern Kentucky University’s Bill Aker Baseball Complex. With this installation came many benefits for the NCAA Division I team, including a reduction in daily upkeep and dependable playability. The NKU Norse team members no longer have to be concerned with wet weather conditions that make for a messy infield, inconsistent playability, and even worse, rain outs! Now, they have the competitive advantage of a pristine field with lasting consistency and reduced maintenance.

This feature benefit was put to the test on Sunday, March 10th, when NKU Norse baseball team played a doubleheader just a few short days after one of Greater Cincinnati’s worst winter storms of 2013. Bringing with it 3-5 inches of snow, typically, this amount of precipitation would have taken this field straight “out of the game”. Luckily, with their recently installed synthetic turf system in place, NKU’s fighting Norse were able to take Marshall University’s Thundering Herd on for two back-to-back games.


Fans were on the edge of their seats awaiting a nail-biting finish in Sunday’s series nightcap. In the end, the Thundering Herd sought victory over the Norse, pulling two consecutive wins at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex to add to their four-game weekend sweep. For more detailed highlights on Sunday’s doubleheader, click here.

“The Motz Group’s TriplePlay synthetic turf system is the most realistic and best performing baseball specific synthetic turf system I’ve been on. Our players and coaches love the ball bounce that comes off the TriplePlay surface,” said Todd Asalon, NKU Head Baseball Coach.

“The entire group at Motz was a pleasure to work with and did a fantastic job completing our project. I would highly recommend Motz to anyone looking at installing a synthetic turf baseball field,” added Coach Asalon.

For more information on synthetic turf for your sporting field, contact us at 513.533.6452 orinfo@themotzgroup.com.

About TMG’S TriplePlay™ Synthetic Turf Baseball System

Designed specifically for baseball, TriplePlay’s durable, all-weather surface allows for more games throughout the year, while significantly increasing consistency and reducing maintenance costs. TriplePlay is a value-engineered synthetic turf system and has widespread appeal across all levels of baseball. It’s manufactured using the highest quality, wear resistant pile fiber available, and infilled with crumb rubber and sand. Designed for extended play and minimal maintenance, this system hits a homerun every time!