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Erath High School Renames Baseball Field After Ross Granger

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ERATH, La. -

 The baseball field at Erath High School is now Ross Granger Field. Ross died last year at the age of 19, after a battle with brain cancer.

Ross' father, Nathan says, "we are very pleased with it. It's something he wouldn't have necessarily wanted because he was very humble about his accolades and he didn't want to have them broadcast but its still a great honor."

Ross loved playing baseball, and continued to remain active with athletics even after his diagnosis.

"The community has been incredible and I knew being from the town of Erath that we would get a lot of support but I can't even begin to tell you how people came together to support Ross and to support our family and they still do."

And now the newly named field will not only serve as a reminder of the love and support for number 11, but as a motivational symbol for future bobcats.

"Every coach that coached him always knew that they had a bulldog out here and they were going to get what he had when he stepped on the field and it happened every time. If every player takes that concept to the field then they're going to continue to be successful here."

One of Ross' final wishes was to establish the "Ross Granger Memorial Fund."

The goal is to provide scholarships for Erath High School graduates and to help families impacted by Brain stem Glioma.

You can learn more about the scholarship fund at rossgranger.org.

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