Middle School Match Up – Keeper of The Game Award winners honored before RoughRiders game

FRISCO, Texas – The Keeper of The Game Foundation recognized 6th grader Landon Turner, 7th grader Adam Eggleston and 8th grader Greg May for being the first Middle School Match Up – Keeper of The Game Award winners during an on-field presentation before a Frisco RoughRiders game on June 21 at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Turner attends Staley Middle School and May goes to Wester Middle School – both Frisco ISD schools – while Eggleston attends Aubrey Middle School in Aubrey ISD.
The students were joined by their parents, Keeper of The Game Board Member Bryan Hoctor and Youth Ambassador Ben Hoctor, and the RoughRiders’ mascots, Deuce and Daisy. Since the ceremony was on Father’s Day, the dads presented their sons with the award plaque as pubic address man John Clements announced their name.
“Congratulations to Landon, Adam and Greg,” Bryan Hoctor said. “They each showed tremendous teamwork, sportsmanship and servant leadership qualities which led to them earning these Middle School Match Up – Keeper of The Game Awards. Also, a thank you goes to the RoughRiders for making the presentation so special. It was very cool for the winners to be announced by John Clemens, the same voice that calls future Texas Rangers to the plate.”
Turner, Eggleston and May, whose awards were announced in November of 2014, got to finish off their appearance at the game by tossing Keeper of The Game/Fuzzy’s Taco Shop logo T-shirts into the stands.
Middle School Match Up is a tournament where middle school students can play baseball, representing their respective middle schools. The event, which began in 2012, allows students to compete for school pride and bragging rights despite not having an organized school team until high school.
Keeper of The Game looks forward to continuing its partnership with Middle School Match Up and selecting more award winners this fall. Players are nominated for the honor by their coaches.
To see photos from the presentation, click here. To learn more about Middle School Match Up, visit www.middleschoolmatchup.com. Also stay connected with Keeper of The Game through social media on Facebook, Twitter (@BaseballKeepers) and Instagram (keeperofthegame).