In an effort to give its senior baseball players one final chance to play in a Patriot uniform, Nathanael Greene Academy held an intrasquad exhibition last Wednesday, June 17. The recently graduated members of the team and a few other teammates formed a team and they opposed the Patriots’ younger members. In the end, the graduates’ team won the game 11-10 by scoring the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning.
The Patriots’ official baseball season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NGA went 2-1 before its governing body, the Georgia Association of Private and Parochial Schools (GAPPS), forced a suspension of all its sanctioned events. Eventually, GAPPS ruled that sports would not be resumed for the 2019-20 school year.
NGA baseball coaches Garey Clark and Haywood Crumbley organized last week’s event in an effort to give the seniors a proper send-off. Although it did not count toward any official record books, the Patriots got one last game together before going their separate ways.