School's Only Baseball Regional Championship Teams To Be Honored: Reception Planned
Edmonson Voice Sports:
Edmonson County's only regional championship baseball teams will be recognized on Friday, February 7, 2020, as ECHS takes on Grayson Co. High School in a boy/girl doubleheader.
The 1982 Regional Champion Wildcats rode an explosive 1982 team to the school’s first ever state tournament appearance after winning the 12th District and Region 4 crowns with first year head coach Mike Houchin and Assistant Coach Ricky Houchin. The team lost to Henderson County in first round action and wrapped up the season with a 17-4 record.
The 1983 team pulled off an encore performance the following year during a 14-5 campaign that eventually ended with a loss to the Owensboro Red Devils in the first round of the sweet sixteen by one run, 7-6. OHS won the state championship three games later.
ECHS fans are encouraged to attend and help welcome back these former Wildcats. Team members are sending a special invitation to the Classes of 1982 and 1983 to come out and join a team reunion while cheering on the Wildcats against the Cougars.
1982 and 1983 ECHS Baseball Team Members
1982 Team Members: Mike Buttram, Glendale Meredith, Lynn Meredith, Sonny Prunty, Kevin Raymer, Barry Vincent, Todd Webb.
1983 Team Members: David Alexander, Brad Houchin, Keith Ohmer, Bryan Thompson, Jimmy Wilson, Mark Woosley.
1982 AND 1983 Team Members: Robbie Alexander, Tim Basil, Craig Browning, Dion Houchins, Scott Key, Greg Meredith, Shane Meredith, Eugene Spradlin, Kevin Ray, Chris Raymer, Roland Simmons, Jason VanMeter, Allen Vincent. Assistant Coach – Ricky Houchin. Head Coach – Mike Houchin.
Plans are in motion to hold a reception for former team members/coaches and a guest prior to the ceremony. In order to adequately prepare for the reception, team members/coaches that will be able to attend are requested to RSVP by contacting Craig Browning (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dion Houchins (email@example.com).