Wednesday was a special day for North Schuykill (Ashland, Pa.) senior Brandon Harris.
Harris, the lone senior member of the school’s baseball team, has a severe type of muscular dystrophy. The disease prevents the 18-year-old from taking the field, but as WBRE/WYOU reported, Harris was honored at the school’s senior recognition day.
Before Wednesday’s game against Pottsville (Pa.) Area, the team presented Harris with a baseball bat signed by his teammates.
“They feel like brothers to me,” Harris told WBRE/WYOU. “And they see me like one of their brothers.”
“He always stays strong,” Zack Stokes said. “Every time I’m out on the field, and we’re down or something, I always look at him and it brings us right up.”
Harris told WBRE/WYOU he wants to be a sports announcer, and he plans to attend Penn State Schuylkill.