MSSD Athletes Shine at Hoy Tournament and Berg/Seeger Classic
The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) hosted the Hoy XI Tournament from April 15-16. The Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) baseball team clinched the tournament with a record of 3W-0L-1T. Athletes from the California School for the Deaf-Freemont, the California School for the Deaf-Riverside, ISD, the Maryland School for the Deaf, MSSD, and the Texas School for the Deaf competed.
MSSD baseball coach David Rice praised the players. "The weather conditions were not ideal for the game of baseball, but as I told my players: the discomfort from the weather is only temporary but pride is forever. I feel they really responded well to everything we faced at Indiana. Four of the MSSD players were selected for the All-Star team-Ray McCall, Shane Hagwood, Albert Blake, and Richard Navarro," he said.
Ryan Baldiviez received MVP of the Tournament, the highest honor. "My favorite part of playing baseball for the MSSD team is the bond between the players," said Baldiviez. "We have gone through good days and bad days. We have all made mistakes during practices, games, and off the field, and yet we all love each other like brothers."
The Indiana School for the Deaf hosted the fourth annual Berg/Seeger Classic from April 15-16 with athletes from 15 schools participating in track and field events. The weather turned out to be as stiff as the competition, with cold and windy temperatures and even some rain. The Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf girls team won the Ruth T. Seeger Award for Team Overall Championship. The Texas School for the Deaf boys team won the Thomas O. Berg Award for Team Overall Championship. Second place went to the Model Secondary School for the Deaf girls team and the Texas School for the Deaf boys team.
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