Wounded Warriors will play Citadel’s CWS team

Members of The Citadel’s 1990 College World Series team will play the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team on March 21 at Riley Park. The special exhibition game is set for 11 a.m. and is free to the public.

The Wounded Warrior team raises awareness of the sacrifices made by America’s military personnel, and their resilience in overcoming injuries sustained during their service.

The Wounded Warrior game will precede The Citadel’s 2 p.m. baseball game against Maryland-Baltimore County. There also will be a three-inning celebrity softball game.

All donations from the game will go to the Wounded Warrior team, Limbs Without Limits, the Charleston Miracle League and Carolina Children’s Charity.

Charleston Southern’s R.J. Keur was named the Crons Brand Freshman of the Week for events played Feb. 19-25.

Keur tied for ninth at the weather-shortened Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate (par 72, 6,913 yards) with a 2-over 146 (71-75). It was his first career Top 10 finish and he tied for the highest standing among the 20 Big South golfers in the event. The freshman eagled his first hole and was 3-under after four holes in his opening round 71 (-1) to start the event fast.

The Citadel’s Jackie Thompson was named Southern Conference Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after her notable performance last weekend at the Kent Taylor Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Thompson broke her second Citadel record of the season with a 3,000-meter time of 10:36.49 to finish in fourth place overall.

Thompson also received the SoCon Track Athlete of the Week award on Feb. 12 after she shattered The Citadel’s 5,000-meter record by 16 seconds with a time of 18:19.84.