PHCC Baseball Gives Back to the Community

By Eric Johnson - Sports Reporter

MARTINSVILLE (WSLS 10 SPORTS) -

Patrick Henry Community College took to the baseball diamond Tuesday night in an effort to give back to the community.

The Patriots baseball team hosted the Franklin County Challengers and the Rocky Mount Rockies at Hooker Field in Martinsville. The teams are made up of boys and girls of all ages with physical and mental disabilities. The charity game raised money for the team, so they can play in a multi-state and multi-team jamboree, in Virginia beach. The team wasn't able to go this year but PHCC is helping them make a difference for next year.

"Our guys have been looking forward to this day for quite a while", said Patriots baseball coach Frank Jagoda.

"Just to make someone's day better, someones week better. You know 15 years from now some of these kids are going to be able to say we were on a college baseball field with Patrick Henry Community College Patriots."

The Challengers and Rockies had a blast Tuesday night. Their was a combined 20 runs scored in the first inning alone.

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