Richton honors fallen teammate with a win on Senior Night
The Rebels hung Alex Lott's number 10 jersey in the dugout for the game. Lott passed away five months ago from a neck injury.
The Rebels all wore number 10, in honor of Alex Lott.
Lott's life-long friend Landon Mayo, who's been in a hitting slump recently, started the game off 2-for-2 with a double and 2 RBI.
RICHTON, MS (WDAM) -
Five months ago to the day, a normal Friday pickup football game for the Richton High School baseball team became a nightmare. Alex Lott, who would have begun his senior season for the Rebels, tripped, fell and broke his neck.
Two days later, Lott passed away at age 17.
Before passing away, Lott became an organ donor at age 16. His organs saved the lives of five people, and the recipient of his heart called Lott's mother, Penny, and left a message she played out over the speakers to start Friday night.
With a perfectly brisk, chilly night and a large crowd on hand, the Rebels celebrated Senior Night with number ten, Alex Lott, still on the roster, his jersey hanging proudly from the dugout. Prior to the start of their matchup with Bay Springs, Richton's players all dawned jerseys with "10" on the back and released balloons in the air to celebrate and remember their friend.
Lott's father Jason threw out the first pitch right over the plate, and the Rebels went on to shut out the visiting Bulldogs 7-0. Lott's teammates knew exactly who they were playing for. His life-long friend Landon Mayo started the night off with a double, a single and two RBI- all after playing in a slump the last few games.