Baseball coach hits home run with social media plea for equipment

Published: Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

A baseball coach in Richmond, Virginia appealed to social media for help raising money to buy his team essential equipment so they could play ball. The community responded with help for the team.
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A baseball coach in Richmond, Virginia appealed to social media for help raising money to buy his team essential equipment so they could play ball. The community responded with help for the team.(Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

A Virginia high school baseball team in desperate need of equipment finally got the help they needed.

John Marshall High School coach Brent Butler told local TV station WTVR that his team needed essential equipment, like gloves, cleats and bats. 

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He said he’s seen his team make big strides in recent weeks, but now they need equipment.

The committed coach got so desperate he said that he took to Facebook to ask the community for donations.

“It’s been really beneficial so far,” said Butler because donations are starting to trickle in.

WTVR stepped up to the plate, too, and presented the coach with a gift of $500.

“We know you have gotten some things and that helps, but we wanted to help as well,” WTVR reporter Lane Casadonte said. 

Butler said he was caught off guard and surprised by the gift.

“This is going to be really beneficial… I thought you guys were here for the weather!” Butler joked.

 

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Area baseball and softball highlights for March 30th

Published: Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 10:17 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 10:17 PM

BASEBALL

Franklin sweeps doubleheader: Senior Ronnie Roberts pitched a complete game and struck out eight for Franklin.

 

Houston, Tri-Village split: Kyle Pipenger struck out five in a 13-3 win in the second game for Tri-Village. Tyler Cook was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Houston won the first game 7-2.

 

Vandalia 7, Coldwater 3: The Aviators scored four in the sixth inning.

 

Tecumseh sweeps Springboro: Bubba Cantrell earned a 5-4 win in the first game for Tecumseh. He was 2-for-4 from the plate. Gabe Winans-Berner struck out five and held Springboro to three hits in a 2-1 win in the second game.

 

Beavercreek 6, Fairborn 2: Beavercreek’s Alex Anders struck out 16 and was 2-for-4 with a double.

 

Troy sweeps Wayne: Zack Kendall struck-out 10 and pitched five innings in the second game for Troy, a 13-0 win. Troy scored seven in the third inning of the first game to win 12-7.

 

Franklin-Monroe sweeps Bethel: Franklin-Monroe combined for seven hits in its two victories (7-2, 13-8).

 

Softball

Fairborn sweeps Stebbins: Fairborn’s Kati Knecht struck out six and drove in three RBIs in  a 10-0 win in the first game. Brooke Broussard had three RBIs in a 14-4 win in the second game.

 

Dixie sweeps Monroe: Dixie’s Tori Bargo struck out six in a 4-3 win in the first game. Haley Smith had a double and two RBIs while Jordan Buxton was 2-for-3 with two stolen bases for Dixie in a 8-5 win in the second game.

 

Greenville tops Wayne, Milton-Union: Ally Russell of Greenville struck out 10 in a 4-0 win over Wayne. She struck-out five and had a double in a 7-1 win over Milton-Union.

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