In May 20 Issue
Russell County baseball head coach David Rexroat was honored at Laker Field last Thursday for picking up the 200th win of his career.
The win came back on April 29 as his Lakers came from behind to win a thrilling district matchup with the Clinton County Bulldogs, 5-4.
Rexroat took over as head coach of the Laker baseball program back in 2002. During his eight seasons at the helm Rexroat has a record of 205 wins against 98 losses for a 68 percent winning percentage.
His teams have tallied seven district championships, two regional titles, one regional runner-up and two state tournament appearances.
Under Rexroat’s guidance, 19 former Lakers have signed to play collegiate baseball at various levels.
Rexroat was honored on the field and was joined by his wife, Tonya, his daughter, Makenzie, as well as his parents, Rondal and Merlene Rexroat, and his brother, Fred Rexroat.
Russell County High School Principal Darren Gossage and several of Rexroat’s former players also joined him on the field. Seniors Bryson McFall, Zach Carney, Jordan Best and Dillon Downey presented Rexroat with an engraved baseball bat commemorating his 200 wins, along with a personalized HD video camera.