Baseball clubs team up to honour Matt Lawry

SPECIAL OCCASION: Scots Baseball Club president Lana Harrison, Julie Smith and Falcons player and vice-president Jason Harriage. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

SPECIAL OCCASION: Scots Baseball Club president Lana Harrison, Julie Smith and Falcons player and vice-president Jason Harriage. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

THERE will be more than premiership points to be won in Sunday’s baseball matches between Scots and Falcons.

The two clubs have joined forces to play the Matt Lawry Memorial Cup.

A long-time player at Scots, Lawry passed away after an asthma attack. He was 34.

Falcons president Dale Lindrea was a close friend of Matt and played a key role in organising an annual match to honour Lawry.

Throughout his baseball career, Lawry won MVP awards in A, B and C-grades.

He played for Scots in winter and Williamstown in summer.

Matt’s mother, Julie Smith said Sunday was also a way to raise funds for Donate Life.

“Matt was an organ donor, so we are using this day to honour his memory, but also help a special cause.”

Specially-made jerseys will be worn by Scots and Falcons in this match.

The Bendigo Baseball Association has thrown its support behind the day.

Two of the match jerseys will be auctioned.

A big day of baseball action hits off with the C-grade match at 9.45am and will be followed by B-grade at 12.15pm and A-grade at 2.45pm.

The trophy will be decided in Sunday’s A-grade and B-grade matches between Scots and Falcons at Albert Roy Reserve in Eaglehawk.

There will be a fund-raising barbecue available from 5.30pm. 

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