The bases were loaded, and the dugout box was full on September 28, 2019, as 64 former DeSales High School baseball players and three former coaches returned to campus for an inaugural alumni baseball game.
"We were so pleased to have Coach Minogue, Coach Mac, and Coach Cataldo back on the field," said Tim Sievert '88, DeSales High School head baseball coach. "We had so many participants that we scheduled two baseball games!" he continued.
The first game included classes 1971- 2008, and the second game included classes 2009 - 2019. As a tribute to the original school colors, there was a brown team and a white team.
In game one, Brown won 5-1, and the game MVP went to Eddie Devine '86. Game two was won 2-1 on a walk-off hit by Andrew Beckmann '13, and the game MVP went to Tyler Jett '10. This was the first alumni game, but won't it be the last, according to Coach Sievert. "The event went so well that we will make it an annual game!" he promised.
After the game, the players enjoyed refreshments, burgers and hot dogs cooked up by Jerry Murphy '71. DeSales would like to thank the individuals who planned the event and the alumni who attended.