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baseball_rizzo_1In celebration of the town of Milton’s 350th Anniversary, the Academy’s varsity baseball and softball teams competed against Milton High School on Sunday, at the Curry College fields. The outcome was split as the girls’ Mustangs lost a close game (5-4) and the boys’ Mustangs won a game that highlighted strong hitting on both sides (15-6).

The baseball teams have a tradition of playing head to head in town celebrations. In 1912, at the town’s 250th Anniversary, Milton Academy took a 7-5 victory in ten innings over Milton High. At the towns 300th Anniversary in 1962, Milton High was the victor with a 7-6 win over the Academy. This year was the first time that the two softball teams participated in the celebration.

Lamar Reddicks, Milton Academy’s director of athletics and former Milton High basketball star, knows both schools better than anyone.

“As a proud member of both communities, I feel this is great tradition,” says Lamar. “The students on each of the teams know each other well, so even though these games were an exhibition, plenty was riding on them in the way of bragging rights. We are thankful to Curry College for providing a neutral site for these two games and participating in the celebration.”