First pitch

Hayes Rodgers, 3, throws out the first pitch prior to the Tracy Rodgers Memorial Game at the Marshall Academy baseball field Saturday. In back are Tommy Rodgers (left) and Terry Rodgers. The MA catcher is Jamie Graves. The annual event pays tribute to Tracy Rodgers, a former student athlete who attended MA from 1969-1979. He was killed during his junior year (October 1979) in a tragic car accident.The tournament also pays tribute to Lane Rodgers, a 10-year-old avid baseball player who was killed in June 2015 when a tree limb fell on him while leaving the baseball field in Tupelo.

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