NWCC hosts fundraiser game

The Northwest Mississippi Community College baseball and softball teams held their Sixth Annual Co-ed Fundraiser at the Senatobia City Park Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.
The annual co-ed game closes the fall season for both teams and is a way for the teams to get to know each other. Each player is responsible for finding supporters to sponsor them, sending letters that ask for donations of 50-cents to $2 an inning.
The fundraiser is a 50-inning, marathon format game, broken down into teams made up of both baseball and softball players based on positions and class schedules. The biggest difference with the fundraiser, compared to a normal baseball or softball game, is that each out counts as an inning.
“It went great again this year,” 11th-year head softball coach Mike Rowan said. “The weather was perfect and I think all of the kids really enjoyed themselves in a very competitive yearly event.”
The money raised goes towards the purchase of team apparel and shoes, with additional money going to help defray additional travel costs, the general day-to-day operation of the programs and field improvements.
“I got the idea from a coach at McKendree University in Illinois and it’s been a good yearly fundraiser for us,” ninth-year head baseball coach Mark Carson said. “The baseball team alone, we’ll raise somewhere between $2,500-3,000.”
Both teams will open spring competition in February. Baseball opens the year on Feb. 9 at Southwest Tennessee, while softball will open up at North Arkansas on Feb. 14.
Will Faulkner, Kody Kimbrough and Brennan Pugh, all of Houston, are members of the Rangers’ baseball team.web nwcc base