Exhibition Game To Honor Slain Aussie Ballplayer

Ponca City Now - October 15, 2013 8:35 am

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) – An exhibition baseball game will honor an Australian student who was on a baseball scholarship at an Oklahoma college when he was fatally shot.

Twenty-two-year-old Chris Lane was shot and killed as he jogged down a street in Duncan in August. Three teenagers have been charged in connection with the Melbourne native’s death. One of them told investigators they shot Lane because they were bored.

Lane attended Redlands Community College in El Reno before transferring to East Central University in Ada. He was preparing for his senior season at East Central when he was killed.

Players from Redlands and East Central will play an exhibition game at Duncan High School on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be collected for the Chris Lane Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

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