By: Cory Welch – March 23, 2017
After weather altered plans Tuesday for the matchup between Liberty and Southside Christian, these two teams were able to hook up 48 hours later to complete this region contest. Tonight’s matchup was intriguing due to the fact that Liberty ran out diaper dandy, Colin Finster, and Southside Christian competed in their first region contest as a 2-A school.
Remembering Jacob Oaks: As I arrived to the park this afternoon, the first thing that caught my eye was the banner hanging on the left field fence in honor of Southside Christian Alum, Jacob Oaks (pictured February, 16). In December, Jacob was struck by an oncoming vehicle while helping a stranded motorist on the interstate. I had the privilege of coaching Jacob in summer ball very early in his prep career, and he was one of those kids that was very loyal and hardworking. Since his passing, Southside head coach, Kenny Ledford, has handled this situation with integrity and class by honoring Jacob and his family. Hats off to the Southside Christian School baseball family for their recognition of this outstanding young man.