Photo courtesy of Stephanie Thompson
They chose up sides and played some ball on Friday night at Bryant High School Field.
Former members of the Bryant Black Sox American Legion team played in a benefit “Alumni Game” with the proceeds going to the Legion program.
Former coaches Craig Harrison and Tic Harrison along with renowned longtime Little League coach Jim Catton pitched in as well as current Black Sox coach Darren Hurt.
In addition to the game, which went 5 ½ innings and ended with the home team winning 4-3, the State championship teams from 1995 and 2005, coached by the Harrisons, were honored in celebration of the anniversary of those titles.
In addition, Everett Buick GMC, represented by Suzie Everett, was given a token of appreciation for sponsoring the Bryant Athletic Association baseball from Tee Ball to Senior Legion.
The alums on the home team (and the years they played for the Sox) included B.J. Ellis (2008-11), Chad Flack (1993-95), Shane Garner (1995), Kevin Gunnels (1993-94), Jason Ham (1993-95), Ben Hickman (1993-95), Brad Holt (1994-96), Kevin Nelson (1993-94) and Tyler Pickett (2005-08).
The visiting team was Saxon Berry (1995-96), Aaron Boone (1995-97), Steven Carlton (1995), Jeremy Davis (1993-94), Michael Mitchell (1995-97), Travis Queck (2003-06), Danny Spadoni (1988-90), Jason Thompson (1991-93) and Jonathan Wade (2007-09).
The game was called, in part, due to the threatening weather.