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February 11, 2014

Lowndes’ Redshaw inducted into GDC Hall of Fame

VALDOSTA — There will be something different about the head of the Lowndes baseball program this season.

While Danny Redshaw will be leading the Vikings for the 17th straight season when they open next week, there is a slight change, one that caught the veteran off guard.

Last month, Redshaw was inducted into the Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame.

“It’s a great honor,” Redshaw said. “I hadn’t really thought about it. It’s just one of those things that you think about maybe when you retire.

“I guess it was a slim year for them.”

Or the GDC recognized the more than 300 victories Redshaw and the Vikings have racked up the past 16 seasons. That success, which included a state championship in 2000 when the Vikings were ranked No. 2 in the country by Baseball America as well as a state runner-up finish a year later six semifinal appearances and four more quarterfinal berths, got him the honor Jan. 18 at the ceremony that also included Cartersville’s Stuart Chester, Marist’s Ron Elgin, West Georgia University’s Skip Fite, Georgia State University’s Mike Hurst and Brookwood’s Mark Kimbro.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have coached here at Lowndes High School with some great players and great assistants,” Redshaw said.

And while he was caught off guard by the honor, Redshaw also really hasn’t had time to enjoy it, not with getting the Vikings prepared for the upcoming season. He figures that will come in time.

“It’s an honor that I’m sure I will appreciate more when we’re through,” he said. “It’s a great honor.”

It’s also one that Redshaw said comes for one other reason.

“It means I’m getting old,” he said laughing.


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