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Stormy Weather Checks Runnels Alumni Baseball Game


Eighteen Runnels baseball team alumni got together on Aug. 4 for an alumni baseball game on Raider Field, but stormy weather threw them a curve ball.  
“The game was scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m.,” said longtime assistant Runnels baseball coach Mark Landry, who attended the event, “but the rains came at 12:45. It was an extremely heavy downpour that made playing the game impossible.”
The event, organized by Runnels and LSU baseball alumnus Alden Cartwright, still hit it out of the park. The players, representing Runnels graduating classes ranging from 2006 through 2016, moved into the gym for a friendly game of Wiffle Ball.
“It was a very nice event,” added Coach Landry      
Photo caption:  Assembled on the Runnels baseball field Aug. 4 for an alumni game that sadly was rained out are, former varsity Raiders, from left, Grant Burns (‘12), Alden Cartwright (‘13), Tiger Hill (‘12), Josh Morris (‘13), Madison Davis (‘13), Paul Cartwright (‘08), Jack Faulkner (‘09), Shawn Riche (‘13), Bradley Neyland (‘08), Ridge Ory (‘15), Ben Young (‘06), Sean Root (‘09),  Zack Coleman (‘08), Nelson Davenport (‘08), Hampton Hudson (‘16), and Brad Bates (‘07). Not pictured: Thomas Burke (2012), Brent Hoeprich (2015) and Coaches Tookie Johnson and Mark Landry.