LANETT, Ala. (WRBL) – A touching moment at Tuesday nights Springwood versus Lee-Scott baseball game is a visual reminder of the togetherness shared by communities in Lee County and Chambers County.
The picture shows Springwood and Lee-Scott baseball players locking arms before the game in a sign of solidarity and remembrance for families in Lee County grieving from the tornados. Springwood’s school is located in Lanett, Chambers County. Lee-Scott is in Auburn, Lee County.
“Sometimes it’s best to step away from being competitive and joining together in helping other communities through tough times,” said Springwood’s baseball coach, David Strickland.
Coach Strickland says soon after the tornado, his team decided to create a patch to wear for the March 19th game at Springwood versus Lee-Scott Academy. The patch honors all of the 23 victims but was in special tribute to Lee-Scott student, Taylor Thornton, who was killed in the storm.
Stan Cox, Lee-Scott Head of School, described the 10-year old girl as a friendly, positive and creative student who will be forever missed.