A broomball tournament Saturday in Mountain Grove raised $350 to go towards a portable pitching mound for the baseball (yes, hardball) team at GREC.
The baseball club isn’t the highest profile squad at the school, in fact they don’t even have a real baseball diamond or pitching mound to practice on and have to play all their games in Kingston.
But what they lack in facilities, they make up for with enthusiasm, said coach Jamie McCullough.
“We’re going into our second year and it’s a co-ed team with 15 players,” he said. “We play in Kingston but our pitching suffers without a real mound to throw off of and so that’s why we’re raising money — to get a portable pitching mound so we don’t have to go to Kingston to practice.”
So, McCullough approached the District 2 Rec Committee and the rink was free last Saturday.
“We have four teams, two from the high school, one team with some staff and one with just parents,” McCullough said. “The final game was staff vs. students.
“Although the students beat the staff team 2-1 during round robin play, the staff played some shutdown broomball beating the students 5-0 in the final game.”
You can support the baseball team by dropping a donation off at GREC and telling the staff it’s for the pitching mound.