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Trinity Baseball Adds Team IMPACT Roster Member With Special Ceremony

Trinity Baseball Adds Team IMPACT Roster Member With Special Ceremony

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College men’s baseball team recently welcomed a new member to the team, as Gavin Morris, a seven-year old boy full of life that has been diagnosed with leukemia, was drafted onto the Bantams baseball roster through the Team IMPACT program.

“Gavin has quickly become one of the best parts of our team" said Trinity sophomore Sam Warren. “He’s brought a breathe of fresh air to the game for us all and reminded us what it’s like to play for the love of the game again, which is a really cool thing,” Warren added.

Gavin was first put in contact with the team towards the end of January when the baseball team’s leadership council spoke with him on a conference call. It was a quick turnaround with Gavin joining the team just two weeks later.

The actually drafting ceremony took place in the Tansill Room at Trinity's Ferris Athletic Center, in a press conference-style setting. Gavin sat behind his name card at the front table with the team and his family by his side.  Gavin was presented with his very own Trinity baseball jersey, hat, and bag, as he formally signed his letter of intent and finalized his decision to join the Bantam squad. Following the ceremony, Gavin and the team had a pizza party and got to know each other even more.  They gave him a tour of the athletic complex to see where the team would be practicing or working out.

"It was a huge night for the Trinity Baseball Family, said Trinity Head Coach Bryan Adamski.  "We are excited and fortunate to welcome Gavin to our team.  He brightened the room as soon as he walked through the door, and the energy he brings to the group is inspiring.  Best of all, with Gavin doing so well with his treatment, he will have more time to spend with the guys this spring."

Standing in the dugout of Trinity's brand-new stadium with a helmet on his head during a weekend scrimmage for the Bantams, Gavin said he most looks forward to “just hanging out and spending time with the guys.”

“Gavin is just such an amaing kid with one of the biggest hearts I’ve ever seen,” stated Trinity senior =captain Chris Speer. “He lives for baseball and always has a smile on his face when he’s around the team.  He just makes playing the sport that much more fun.  I have a feeling that he’s going to be the MVP this year.”