The outfield fence at the Freehold Township High School softball field was — following talk among team supporters that the fence had caused a competitive disadvantage — and school officials aren’t on the fence about whether it was wrong.
Principal Alicia Scelso called the moving of the fence — about 20 feet farther away from home plate — an “outrageous incident” in a letter to parents.
The move was discovered April 28, Scelso said in the letter that was obtained by the Asbury Park Press. It’s not clear whether the fence is back in its original position.
Guidelines from the National Federation of High Schools say softball outfield fences should be between 185 feet to 235 feet from the plate.
Scelso, who could not be reached for comment, in the letter said