DUNCAN, Okla._In an exhibition game Wednesday night at Duncan High School, the Australian baseball player murdered in Duncan two years ago, was honored.
In Wednesday's annual "Chris Lane Night at the Ballpark", baseball players from East Central University in Ada, and Redlands Community College in El Reno, where lane played ball, took to the diamond in a friendly matchup. The teams have played in Lane's honor every year since he was killed while jogging in 2013. Former teammates of lane say the game is a good way to remember him.
"It's awesome. This is my second year here and they just put on a spectacular baseball game. The community coming out really shows how much it means to them about this game," Baseball Player Daniel Page said.
Each player on the Redlands Community College baseball team wore a jersey with Lane's name and jersey number. And while most of Lane's former teammates have since graduated, many still visited Duncan to honor their former teammate who shared a love for the game.
"We're playing in his honor because he was important to both programs. Both programs really enjoyed his presence. He was a great teammate. He brought the game to life," Assistant Coach Michael Mariano said.
Admission to the game was free, but donations were accepted for the Chris Lane Memorial Scholarship Fund.