Last Thursday was Senior Night for Pickens High School baseball. The Dragons played a doubleheader, but for some reason, only three of the six seniors were allowed the privilege of active play in any part these two games. Three seniors sat on the bench the entire evening through their final two home games after four years of commitment to the PHS baseball program.
Three forgotten seniors were understandably discouraged and heartbroken because of the refusal to allow them to play. Couldn’t the coach have given them one inning, or for that matter one out? There were 78 outs in two 6.5 inning games. There were ample opportunities to work these boys into the game for one inning, one at bat or one defensive out, but it clearly was not a priority for the coach. This certainly did not happen in my day, not at any other time that I recall in the history of Pickens baseball...
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