I apologize for not getting this out sooner. I have hesitated because the faculty humbly did not wish to appear too prideful of this accomplishment, not did I wish to embarrass the student team. However, with the encouragement of so many, it would be wrong to let the event pass unannounced.
A NRCC Faculty vs. Students recreational softball game was held at 1:00pm at Randolph park, Dublin, VA on Saturday, April 10, 2010. The players each received a commemorative T-shirt and concessions were sold to players & fans during the event. The purpose of the event was for fun and to help raise a little funding for the women’s softball team next year. There were quite few fans in the stands to enjoy the competition as well. Quite often, the poor fans had to duck to avoid a foul ball flying at them. (Sorry!)
On the faculty team were the following players: Fritz Stref, Wayne Cressel, Tim Jones, Ben Kramer, Charles Kramer, Bradley Holcomb, Wes Adcock, Jonathon Surratt, Chris Smith, Jonathon Seagle, and Jason Watson.
The student team players were: Mindy Farmer, Jeffrey Putnam, Kathy Turner, Sherry Philpott, Tiffany Smelser, Matt Saunders, Shane Woodrum, Stephen Bishop, Angela Handy, and Angela Price.
The students had the first lead with three runs scored in the first inning, but the faculty team roared back with an amazing 8 runs at first bat. Thereafter, the teams swapped hits and many amazing plays. After 7 innings, the game resulted in a faculty team triumph by a score of 12-9. All in all, everyone had a great time, and the “seed has now been planted” for future recreational opportunities at NRCC.
Congratulations many thanks go out to all players who participated. Go NRCC!
Benjamin G. Kramer
New River Community College
P.O. Box 1127
Dublin, VA 24084
540-674-3600, ext. 4431