The sudden and tragic loss of two American Legion Post 64 Cornerstone Bank Sharks teammates earlier this year to a car accident has galvanized the local team made up of players from the four communities of Friend, Exeter/Milligan, Daykin and Meridian, as they are carried by their Angel Players of Garrett Klipp and Peyton Vanwesten to each game. The town of Daykin hosted the Sharks’ first home game on May 25 with a Memorial Game to these players. Over 350 baseball community supporters attended the contest against Hebron that day, raising over $7,000 for a Memorial project.
The Cornerstone Bank Sharks American Legion senior baseball team is off to a 5-2 start this season. The Sharks play at Hebron this Wednesday before hosting Sutton this Saturday, June 22, at home in a 7 p.m., contest. More home games will take place on Saturday, July 6, at 6 p.m., against S-O-S and on Tuesday, July 16, against BDS.
Senior American Legion Districts will take place July 19 through July 23 in Boelus, with the State American Legion Senior Tournament happening in Syracuse on July 27-31.
This year’s season began with a very well-attended Memorial Game on May 25, in Daykin honoring Garrett Klipp and Peyton Vanwesten, who were killed tragically in a car accident and would’ve been on the 2019 Sharks roster. These player’s jerseys will travel everywhere with the team this year in the dugout and the players also have special pins remembering their teammates on their caps.
Cornerstone Bank is again sponsoring the local American Legion senior team.
“Cornerstone Bank is in it’s third year of sponsoring this team, and we could not be more proud to represent American Legion Baseball and their financial institution,” American Legion Post No. 64 commander Marty Seward said. “There have also been several community supporters that have donated to the program, leading up to this season. The donations are very much appreciated and allow us to keep the program thriving.”
Players from Geneva, Friend, Exeter, Milligan and Daykin make up this year’s Sharks club…
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