November 6, 2003
Albany- The college baseball season is still four months away, but the Darton Cavaliers are already looking forward to the spring.
Darton raising money for the coming season and celebrating the end of fall practice with their fall banquet.
The winners of the annual Cavalier world series enjoyed a steak dinner and the losers ate hot dogs.
Darton coach Glenn Eames is excited about the 2004 season and is hoping next year will bring Darton their first state junior college baseball title.
That is why coach Eames asked former World Series most valuable player Ray Knight to talk to his team about what it takes to become a champion.
Before his speech, Ray talked about another champion he knew.
Reds outfielder Dernell Stenson who was found murdered Wednesday in Phoenix where Stenson was playing in the Arizona Fall League.
Ray Knight got to know Stenson, a fellow Georgian, very well when the promising outfielder spent the final two months of the 2003 season with the Reds' big league team.
Knight said "I spent every day with him over the last two months of the season and the fact that he was from LaGrange and me being from Albany, we had a little bond and in fact I am still shaking."
Ray Knight is also waiting to hear who the new manager for the Reds will be as he hopes to return as a coach for the Cincinnati team next year.
Darton coach Glenn Eames is looking forward to February 6th, when the Cavaliers play their first game of the 2004 season.
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