Wittenberg stars, prep teams to be honored

Springfield/Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame announces inductions.

SPRINGFIELD — Jeff Brown, Dick Pence, Phil Scott, Dustin Wade, the 1969 Southeastern High School team and the 2007 Kenton Ridge High School team will be inducted into the 2012 class of the Springfield/Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame.

Brown was the Division III batting champion and set a Wittenberg University school record with a .429 batting average in 1992. Brown managed South High School for five years.

Pence was a pitcher, first baseman and outfielder for the Detroit Tigers in the late 1940s. Pence also pitched Wittenberg to an Ohio Athletic Conference tournament title.

Scott, who played middle infield for Greenon High School, set school record for assists, doubles and hits in a season while playing at Wittenberg from 1986-1990. Scott played for the minor league affiliates of the Mets in 1990 and the Yankees in 1991.

Wade played middle infield at Kenton Ridge High School, and was named was All-Central Buckeye Conference in 1994. Wade had a batting average over .340 while playing at Urbana University from 1995-96. Wade transferred to Wittenberg where he hit .385 in 1997 and .393 in 1998.

The 1969 Southeastern team had a 21-3 record and won the DVL conference championship. The Trojans advanced to the Class A semifinals were they lost to Bridgeport in 10 innings.

The 2007 Kenton Ridge team had a 26-6 record and were the Division II State runner-up falling to Canfield 8-6 in the finals.

The induction will take place during a banquet on Jan. 7 at the UAW Local 402 Hall in Springfield.

Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District Office, Trophy Sports Center, in Springfield, and from Hall of Fame Members Mark Miller, Tom Randall in Northridge, or Rick Woods in South Charleston.

For information, call 399-6750 or send email to spfld.baseball.hof @gmail.com.

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