It's that time of the year again when the leaves on the trees begin to change colors. The air turns a bit more brisk and the warm weather gives in to the cold.
Most college baseball teams are preparing to pack it in for the fall season, but Luke Harrigan's Alderson-Broaddus Battlers still have some work to do and it starts right here in the community.
"Anytime we get a chance to come out and help the game of baseball grow and also show that Alderson-Broaddus College wants to get out in the community and wants to help out, it's good for our guys, it's good for the kids. It's good for both the college and the community," Harrigan said.
Several A-B baseball players took a trip to Harrison County on Monday night for a baseball clinic with the Bridgeport Little Leaguers. Jeff Mossburg is the President of the Bridgeport Little League and said this is what the game of baseball is all about.
"When I was a kid we didn't get these kind of opportunities and to be able to bring kids down here and give them this opportunity is fantastic," Mossburg said. "You can't say enough about coach Harrigan and his staff and his guys who came out here today. They don't have to do this, but they're here and it's a wonderful thing."
A-B is coming off a season that saw the Battlers reach the WVIAC Tournament Championship Game in Johnstown, Pa. It was also Luke Harrigan's first year as head coach.
So now in year two, the Battlers are prepared to take the next step forward.
"We want people to know Alderson-Broaddus baseball. I want them to know our guys. I want them to know what we're about. I want to be known in the state. This is part of the things you do. Not only in the gym, not only in the classroom, but getting out in the community. Every time you have the A-B baseball shirt on, people are watching," Harrigan said.