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The Rockwell Family Baseball Field holds a long and storied history. Built in 1978, Rockwell Field has seen many changes to become one of the top NCAA Division III fields in the region.
Rockwell Field has been the host of NCAA Regionals and NAIA District and Area Playoffs as recent as 2003. Numerous high school playoff games are held at Rockwell Field along with several select and scouting tournaments during the summer. Local wood bat summer college leagues also call Rockwell Field home during the months of June and July.
Additions to the stadium include a new press box and lights in 1997 along with a scoreboard and message board. A new batting cage down the left field line was added in 2007 with bullpen areas down both foul lines.
The Field was named in honor of Henry M. Rockwell who graduated from Southwestern in 1922 as a former student-athlete.
The most recent addition to Rockwell Field and the baseball program is the new clubhouse built and dedicated in 2013 in honor of long-time legendary head coach Jim Mallon. The building is named for former Southwestern baseball Head Coach the late Jim Mallon who amassed a record of 1,197-601 between 1971 and his retirement in 2004. He ended his coaching career ranked third all-time in wins for both the NCAA and the NAIA. Over the years, his teams won multiple championships, including a third-place finish at the NAIA World Series in 1984—one of the high points of Mallon's career.
After Southwestern's transition to NCAA Division III, his teams won five SCAC Championships and advanced to seven NCAA Regional Championships. He was named NAIA District Coach of the Year on five occasions and SCAC Coach of the Year four times. From 1994 to 1999 he had players earn NCAA Division III National Statistical Champion honors six times.
Twenty-four of his players earned All-American or Academic All-American honors, and 18 went on to compete in professional baseball with four reaching the major league level. In recognition of his accomplishments, Mallon was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1992, the Southwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Big Country Hall of Fame (posthumously) in 2013.
Admissions to all Southwestern baseball games are free during the regular season.