GCHS Baseball supported at regionals
On Sunday, May 11, baseball parents decorated the hallway to surprise and support the boys prior to heading to the Regional game.
“I want to thank some students for their help in making this surprise a reality including Dylan Mooney, Madison Keel, Whitlee Burnett, Emily Smith, Baylee Meeks, and Courtney Johnson because without their help we could never have accomplished making each player a poster and the team banners,” said baseball mom Susan Johnson of Coalmont.
On May 12, Grundy County Baseball traveled to Murfreesboro for a Regional game. This was the first time for Grundy to make it to this level in about ten years.
“This was an accomplishment, and I was so proud and moved to see how much support our boys had,” says Johnson. “We had many people come to the game from the community.”
About five minutes into the game the pep bus from the high school arrived and in marched 23 kids carrying posters and wearing Grundy County apparel. “Those kids cheered our boys on, and we filled the stands,” said Johnson. “It was a very touching experience to have that many supporters. In the last inning, several of the kids stood at the fence behind home plate and were cheering our seniors on as they were hitting for the last time.
“As a parent, I was overwhelmed and proud for my son Cole to have such caring friends and to see the school spirit that represented G.C.H.S. I also want to thank senior Dylan Mooney for organizing the Pep Club to attend the game. Thanks to Mr. Billy Smith, Mrs. Lisa Gibbs, and Mr. Chris Grooms for taking the time to support the G.C.H.S Baseball Team. Your support will never be forgotten, and it meant so much to the baseball boys and their families.
“And a special thank you to Freddie Harris for throwing batting practice to the boys. This was huge help since Freddie is a left-handed pitcher and the Jackets were to face Murfreesboro Central Magnet’s left- handed ace,” Johnson stated. “Thanks to Coach Jones and Coach Dees for spending countless hours with these young men by making them better players on the field and even better people off the field. You changed Grundy County baseball this season from a team into a family. I would also like to thank The Bullpen Club for supporting and treating these boys like star athletes. You took the very best care of these young men and always went above and beyond for them.”
“Thank you all for making my son Cole’s senior year a wonderful memory. Grundy County is an awesome community, and a place to be proud of,” said Johnson.