Players, coaches face off for charity

At the Second Annual Coaches and Seniors vs. Cancer Benefit Baseball Game at Bowman Field on Saturday, nearly players and coaches from around District 4 came together to do two things: play a game they love and raise money for a great cause.

But even though the game may have just been an exhibition between coaches and players, bragging rights were very much on the line; and this year the district coaches got to walk off of the field with them, as they topped their protgs, 10-8, in a nine-inning contest.

“I thought we would beat them pretty good, and we didn’t” Warrior Run’s Andrew Gummo said. “They played a lot better than I thought they would.”

Hughesville assistant coach Mike Earnest, who started the game on the mound for the coaches, said that he and the other coaches had a blast in their win, because there was a lot of pride on the line.

“There was a lot of chirping from those guys after we lost to the seniors last year, so I am really happy that we are going home with a win, and we were able to help a great cause,” said Earnest.