High Schools go 'Newsome Strong'
 

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- It has been three days since the unfortunate death of 6th grader Alex Newsome. The Roland Grise Student was struck by a line drive and killed at baseball practice on Friday. His legacy was felt Monday night at the Ashley Spring Break Baseball tournament.

The four New Hanover County teams will be showing their support throughout the week. With wet weather looming ... the first two games of the tournament were moved up from Tuesday to Monday. All four teams were wearing their 'Newsome Strong' shirts.

While the games went on tonight at Ashley, it was with some heavy hearts. Everyone was thinking about Alex Newsome and the uniforms while a modest token of recognition will be passed down to those who will appreciate them the most.

A memorial scholarship fund in Alex's name has been set up through Bank of America, where is mother works. You can donate at any location at any time during the tournament.

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As a mother of 4 (3 boys & a daughter) kids that are actively involved in sports, especially baseball, our prayers are with the Newsome family. Alex played travel baseball with my 12yr old son a few years ago. My 7th grader and 8th grader play for Holly Shelter Middle and they feel horrible as we all do about the tragic accident. May God be with the Newsome family and May he grant them the comfort, family, and friends they need to get through this. Brandie and Gerrick and Emily we love you as your are our family in Christ. Always remember his smile and all that he gave of himself in his short 11 yrs.
Love The Jones Family.

Being a baseball parent of an older player, I have followed this heart wrenching story. It is so great the Wilmington baseball community is coming together to support the Newsome family. I hope we also wrap our arms around the player who was at the plate that tragic day. My heart breaks for all involved.