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Baseball - Tue, Jan. 17, 2017

The annual Trojan Kick-off Banquet will be held February 4, 2017 on the campus of Seminole State College at the Enoch Kelly Haney Center at 6:30 PM. The event will help kick-off the 2017 Trojan Baseball Season. We will open the season Thursday, February 9, 2017 with a home game against Iowa Western.

Special recognition will be given to players from t h e 1997 National Runner-up Team (59-5). Frank Halter, who played on that team, will speak at the banquet. The featured speaker for the evening will be Nick Blackburn - former Trojan and former Major League pitcher with the Minnesota Twins. Also at the banquet, we will be retiring Eric Myers' jersey (#31). Eric was a former player, assistant coach and head coach for the Trojans. He passed away in 2007 at age 37 after a long battle with brain cancer. Eric was an NJCAA All-American pitcher for the Trojans in 1990. Tickets for our 2017 raffle will be available at the banquet. Money raised through the raffle will help our players with expenses for their annual Spring Arizona trip. Prizes include: St. Louis Cardinals Weekend, Colorado Elk Hunt, Guided Fishing Trip on Lake Eufaula, Round of Golf at Oak Tree, 243 Rifle and a Seminole Baseball Swag Pack. We anticipate having a few additional items added to the list of prizes. Tickets are $25 each; 3 for $50 and 7 for $100. If you can't attend the banquet, but, would like to purchase raffle tickets, please call or email me (405-382-9224 or [email protected]). Your attendance at games, financial support and help in finding prospects is important to our program. I would also like to invite former players to come back and talk to our current team. We are continuing an effort to gather email addresses for better communication with our alums. We want to keep you updated on Trojan baseball events and activities. Attending this banquet will be a great show of support for the program. Once again -we hope you will make every effort to be at Seminole State College on February 4, 2017. It is important that we know how many to plan for. Please contact us to get your tickets as soon as you can. This is going to be a great opportunity to see many of your teammates and other former Trojans, as well as to encourage the present players to win a National Championship. Check our webpage -www.sscok.edu -for scores, upcoming games and other Trojan news.