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CHHS’ LeCroy awarded Dixie Baseball scholarship

Published 10:27pm Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Former Charles Henderson Trojan pitcher Brantley LeCroy picked up a scholarship from Dixie Baseball that will help him pursue his college aspirations.

LeCroy won the 2013 Dixie Boys and Majors State Scholarship recently and will put it towards his education at Troy University in the fall.

During the process, LeCroy was required to provide multiple letters of recommendation and write an essay. The essay outlined LeCroy’s career ambitions, as well as how we would help society in general.

“It was a little bit academic and a little bit athletic,” LeCroy said. “It means a lot to get this scholarship, because there are a lot of deserving ball players out there.”

LeCroy, an accounting major, was a key contributor for various recreation teams at the Dixie Baseball level, and for the Charles Henderson Trojans during his high school career.

He was a member of the 2005 Dixie Youth AAA World Series Champions, as well as the 2013 AHSAA 4A State Champions at CHHS.

LeCroy made the tournament roster, or AHSAA playoffs every season he was eligible from 2004-2013.

“We were lucky, and good enough, to win some championships over the years,” LeCroy said. “I just did my part and tried to help the team in whatever way I could.”

LeCroy overcame shoulder surgery on a torn labrum during his junior year at Charles Henderson, and pitched a handful of games for the Trojans this season, starting in the outfield on occasion.

One of the requirements for the scholarship was to have a Dixie representative pen a letter outlining why the applicant was a good choice. Characteristics such as years of participation, attitude, team effort and leadership were all taken in to consideration.

LeCroy said that he didn’t think about those things while playing, he just wanted to play.

“You just play ball,” said LeCroy. “It means a lot now that people think you were a good leader and stuff. We were just playing ball, and having a good time.”

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