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November 15, 2013

Three Lowndes seniors receive baseball scholarships

VALDOSTA — Three Lowndes High seniors were honored Thursday at the Vikings baseball field house. The ceremony, which featured family, friends, coaches and the media, celebrated the accomplishments of the three students.

Josh Day, Cory Pope and Logan Hutchinson are the three senior baseball players honored at the ceremony for receiving scholarships to various colleges around the state of Georgia.

Vikings baseball head coach Danny Redshaw was proud of his players on their achievements.

“They’ve been playing baseball their whole life. This is something that they have worked for and dreamed about. They are all leaders, have great work ethic and are all pretty talented,” said Redshaw.

Josh Day will attend the University of Georgia in Athens, where he plans to major in sports medicine. Day has been a catcher for four years at Lowndes and will play the position at UGA.

“It’s a big relief. A lot of people dream about getting a scholarship and it's a weight off my shoulders to get to go to college and play,” said Day.

Pope will attend Georgia Southwestern in Americus, where he plans to study middle-school education. Pope has been a pitcher for the Vikings for four years and will continue to pitch at GSW.

“I’m just really excited to go to the next level and to keep playing,” said Pope. “I’m looking forward to compete against better competition.”

Pope would like to go pro after college, but would also like to use his degree to teach middle school and coach baseball.

Hutchinson will attend Kennesaw State in Kennesaw, where he plans to major in kinesiology.  

“I'm excited about taking my talents to the next level and seeing what I can do with it. I want to improve not only as an athlete but as a student in the classroom, too,” said Hutchinson.

Hutchinson is also a pitcher for the Vikings.

The three students are set to graduate this coming May.

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