First baseball alumni game a success

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By Nick Nunn staff writer

The Morgan County baseball program hosted its first alumni game this past Saturday, April 12. Twenty-six former players and four former coaches came together to raise money for the program. “The alumni game was a huge success,” said Morgan County High School Varsity Baseball Coach Brandon Patch. “Mostly, it was about getting former players and coaches back together again. It was awsome to see people that we haven’t seen in a long time.” The alumni game also served as a fundraiser, with the players contributing an entry fee to play in the game and fans paying regular game prices.

Former coaches Steve Cisson, Allen Crowley, David Wilson, and Jay Eason took part in the competition, while former assistant coach and former player Crandall Stamps both threw out the first pitch and coached in the game. Jeffrey Crosby, Joey Lancaster, Stewart Spence, Wesley Barrett, Tim Azar, J.D. Hawkins, Ryan Parsons, Andrew Couch, Josh Wetzel, Joel Greenway, Fred Williams, Tyler Ward, Kyle Burden and Karl Fossum played on the team organized by Rob Brown, who also played on the team. Danny Tillery organized the second team, which also included players Shane Seabolt, Jeff Griffeth, Blake Whitaker, Merritt Ainslie, Clay Duvall, Corn Garrett, Andrew Ainslie, Carter Schultz, Waylon Broach, and Stephen McClain.

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