They won’t have lineup cards and they won’t be keeping score, but Marion High School baseball alumni will try to keep up with the young guys when they face off against the Warriors’ current squad in a light-hearted exhibition scrimmage March 25.
“As far as I know it’s the first time they’ve done anything like it around here,” seventh-year head coach Roger Schroeder said. “It’s mainly a good way for us to generate some buzz for the baseball season. We’re just looking to have fun.”
Schroeder said he’s gotten commitments from 19 former players, with more rumored to be considering lacing up the spikes one more time.
“There are guys that graduated a year ago, and there are guys that graduated 10 years ago,” he said. “It’s a way to get some guys involved.”
The response speaks to the success the program has had in recent years, Schroeder said, and provides a chance for his team to interact with and play against players they might have watched growing up.
Given the fickle nature of March weather, Schroeder said a decision will be made March 23 if conditions are suitable for playing. If the scrimmage is called off, players will be notified March 24.
“Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we’ll have some fun,” Schroeder said.
The scrimmage will begin at 1 p.m. March 25 at the Marion Sports Complex baseball field.