Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Edmonson County Wildcat Baseball team honored long time Edmonson County Coach and mentor Charles Alexander at last night's home game against Butler County by retiring Alexander's number in an on-field ceremony.
Alexander, who coached and influenced the lives of Edmonson County youth for over 40 years, threw out the ceremonial first pitch to junior Wildcat Ryan Lindsey.
Coach Alexander stood with Edmonson County's four seniors near the pitcher's mound as Alexander's lengthy resume was announced in front of a large home crowd, which included:
Alexander's children, grandchildren, and many of his close friends attended last night's ceremony. He nodded his head and said "Thank you," as he waved to the crowd. He was given a heartfelt standing ovation as he left the field.
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