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Crest alum Pues had Big Dreams of a Mini-Fenway

By Jarrett Guthrie, editor

PLANT CITY – Benny Pues wears a bit of a wry smile as he thinks back about when he asked his grandmother, Shirley Ercoli, about the possibility of putting a wiffle ball field in her backyard where she once grazed horses. He pitched it as a place for some friends and baseball teammates to get together for an afternoon and have some fun. The recent Strawberry Crest alum admits that at the end of the summer in 2017 he didn’t really let his grandmother in on the full scope of his plan.

“I asked if she’d be okay if I had a wiffle ball field in here backyard,” Pues said. “I know she thought maybe I’d put up a temporary fence and maybe lay down some bases, but I don’t think she ever thought it would be like this.”

After seeing a video on the internet of a Vermont home’s backyard send-up to the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park stadium called Little Fenway, the seed was planted in Pues. So, he mowed down the area, then spent all the money he had on a way-to-much-to-be-…

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