Former Beardstown High School baseball players are making plans for another alumni game this spring, after helping bring improvements to the current baseball program.
The 3rd Annual BHS Alumni Baseball Game will be held on Saturday, May 23, at Ed Lewis Field, time to be announced. A $30 donation is required to play in the nine-inning game that will utilize a pitching machine. Alumni who graduated in an odd year will play those who graduated in an even year. In addition, alumni baseball players 50 years and older are invited to play a slow-pitch softball game as a part of the day’s festivities.
Adam Jamison, a 1997 BHS graduate and former baseball player, reports that proceeds from this year’s effort will be used to purchase a new ballpark public address system, seed and fertilizer for the outfield, as well as replacement uniforms for the team.
“Money donated during last year’s alumni game assisted in the construction of a warning track at Ed Lewis Field,” said Jamison. “In fact, during this year’s alumni game, we plan to dedicate the warning track in memory of Todd Harmeyer, a BHS alumni baseball player and huge supporter of the program.”
In the last four years, a core group of baseball alumni have raised over $15,000 to assist Beardstown Tiger Baseball purchase a hitting dome, uniforms, equipment and make upgrades to the field.
To register for the game or make a donation of any size to BHS baseball, send a check by May 9 to: First National Bank of Beardstown; Attention: Beardstown Baseball Fund, 300 Washington Street, Beardstown, Illinois 62618. Include in the memo of the check the year you graduated high school. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Email Jamison at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (217) 370-3469 for more information.