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Former SPASH coach honored

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A legendary baseball coach was honored at a game in Stevens Point.

It was George Roman Day for the SPASH baseball team on Thursday.

His family wore his number 27 on their jerseys. His sons threw out the first pitches before the game.

SPASH head coach George Roman died in October of 2013 after 25 years of coaching at SPASH.

"He just had a great eye for the game as far as talent, had a great feel for when to bunt, when to steal, who to pitch, just and really a fun guy to be around," said Kraig Terpstra, SPASH head baseball coach.

"His legacy is really that he was a wonderful person. He's a very religious person. He was a great teacher, he was a great coach, he was a good athlete," said Ginny Roman, Coach Roman's widow.

The team will be honoring coach Roman all season. They're wearing his initials on their hats.

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