Local legend returns to the field at Brewer High School


by A.C. Hall

Brewer alumnus and Major League Baseball catcher Kelly Shoppach took part in the annual alumni baseball game last month as he and other Brewer graduates took on this year’s varsity team.  Shoppach was joined on the alumni team by several of his old teammates from the late 1990’s as well as other Brewer alumni’s.  The severe temperature drop limited the turnout, but Shoppach spoke with current Brewer players during warmups and even took the time to sign autographs before the game got underway.  Shoppach donned his catcher’s gear and took his familiar place behind the plate as he caught for the alumni team.

The alumni game is part of the season kickoff for the baseball program as they head into their 2015 schedule.052