Calling all former Harlem baseball players
The Harlem Baseball Alumni will have its inaugural Harlem Alumni Softball Game on June 4 at 1 p.m. at the high school.
Harlem coach Scott McCloy, who is in his first season running the overall baseball program, said the goal is to bring back alumni for a little camaraderie and to show off improvements made to the baseball fields.
Harlem has been one of the stronger programs since joining the NIC-10 - then the Big Eight - in the 1963-1964 season. The Huskies have won eight conference titles - 1977, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2016.
Several Huskies have excelled in Division 1 baseball, including Barry Mollencupp (Illinois State), Barry Godown (Ball State), Joch Martin (Eastern Illinois), Jim Pyfer (Illinois State), Nick Shields (Wright State), Jeff Thomas (Northern Illinois), Chris Shields (Stetson and Xavier), Matt Shelton (Indiana State) and Drake Robison is finishing up his career this season at Iowa. Nick Shields played two years of minor league baseball and Tom Foust pitched in the minors for five seasons.
On June 4, all former baseball players interested in playing or just hanging around other former players need to check in at 12:30 p.m. Graduates from even years will play those from odd years. Those who show up get a free hot dog and drink and there will be a social at Onyx following the game.