If you ever wore a Motlow College baseball uniform, coached a Motlow baseball team, played a major support role for the baseball Bucks, or have been a fan, then baseball alumni weekend is for you.
Motlow College Baseball Alumni Weekend is set for Oct. 29 and 30, on the Moore County campus, according to Dan McShea, head coach of the Motlow Bucks baseball team and event organizer. All alumni and the community are invited.
During the weekend, the Motlow community will celebrate the contributions former players and coaches have made to the college, including its most noted professional baseball player David Weathers. Weathers’ attendance has been confirmed for Saturday’s festivities.
“Over the course of the program’s 40-year history, Motlow College has been a powerhouse in baseball and has produced many great athletes,” McShea said. “Of course, David Weathers is the most accomplished baseball player; however, several former players have been drafted to professional leagues and are doing exceptionally well. To Motlow’s credit, many other athletes have gone on to play baseball at the university level. We solicit your support in helping us locate former players and encouraging them to attend. We hope baseball alumni weekend is the beginning of a tradition at Motlow College.”
“This is a special event, and we invite the community to celebrate with us,” Regina Burden, assistant vice president for student affairs, said. “Baseball is the all-American sport that has taken Motlow College from Moore County to Colorado when the 2000 team placed second in the JUCO World Series. Athletics play a major role at Motlow College, and we are excited to host baseball alumni weekend. This is our opportunity to bring together a group of people who have helped shape the college and its athletic department.”
Registration for all former players, including families, can be completed online at http://www.mscc.edu/alumnibaseballweekend or by calling 931.393.161 or 931.393.1548. There is no registration fee associated with the event.
The weekend activities begin with golf at the Bear Trace at Tims Ford State Park on Friday; tee times are at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. A social hour at Daddy Billy’s Delicatessen is planned for Friday evening beginning at 8 p.m.
Saturday’s activities begin with official registration and a pancake breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. in Forrester Student Center on the Moore County campus. Breakfast reservations are not required; however, there is a $2 meal charge per person. McShea and members of the current Bucks baseball team will conduct a pitching clinic from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at Driver Baseball Complex. The co-ed clinic targets youth first grade through high school, is free, and is open to the public.
At noon, an official ceremony will be held in the Clayton-Glass Library. Weather permitting, an alumni game beginning at 1 p.m. will conclude the day.
For more information on Baseball Alumni Weekend, visit the Web site at