Special jersey retirement at BCMS baseball awards | Best Of
For the past three seasons, Austin Rogers has been a part of the Bleckley Middle School baseball team. Though sight disabled, Rogers has been a manager and friend to the players and coaches even while attending Georgia Academy for the Blind in Macon.
Rogers will be in high school next year. Monday, the team held their awards banquet. Eighth grade players and managers received hooded sweatshirts. But head coach Philip Hart, who said Rogers brought more to middle school baseball than anyone else he'd been around, deserved something speical.
Hart presented Rogers with his #26 jersey that he'd worn all three seasons. Hart said no one else would ever wear it. The moment garnered a standing ovation from those in attendance.
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