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Christopher Lane Baseball Game in Duncan

DUNCAN, Okla._ The fall weather made for a great night for a baseball game  in Duncan. And it was all in memory of Christopher Lane.

Lane was gunned down this summer while jogging on a Duncan street.  So, tonight, Duncan High School hosted an exhibition game between Redlands Community College in El Reno and East Central University in Ada, the two schools lane played for.

The president of ECU, John Hargrave, says tonight's game in Duncan hopefully allowed the community a chance to heal after the senseless and horrific tragedy that plagued the community in august.

Players on both teams reflected on the person that Lane was both on and off the ball field.

"Everybody liked him, and I'm not just saying that because of the terrible thing that happened," said Max Fowler, one of Lane's former teammates. "He was as good as they come, he really was."

"Always upbeat, always smiling, always picking up a teammate or a classmate," is what Ethan Gold remembers of Lane from being on the ECU team.

His girlfriend, Sarah Harper, threw out the first pitch, and everyone out there tonight was thinking about how Lane would have wanted this to be a competitive match-up. The teams ended up tied, getting two runs a piece. 

"This is a way to keep his name out there and to let kids know (to never) take one day for granted," said Fowler. "You never know when your time is up."

The Duncan school district started raising money for the Chris Lane Memorial Scholarship, which will be given to a deserving student-athlete for the first time this spring.   

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