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An Ohio high school softball coach threw a curve at the rival team’s coach when he dropped to one knee on the diamond and asked for her hand in marriage.
Glen Este High School varsity coach Tim Gregory and Milford High School coach Christy Foster had been dating more than two years before Wednesday’s proposal.
Gregory says “softball is really what brought us together.” Foster, of course, said yes to the proposal and called it perfect.
The ensuing game wasn’t, though. Gregory’s team won 1 to 0.
Read more: Ohio coach proposes to rival on field
John Baggs turned the St. Scholastica baseball program around and changed the lives of his players. He lost his life on Tuesday morning at 6:00 a.m. after a battle with cancer. Baggs’ team played its first games Tuesday night at 10:45 at the Metrodome.
This team has won 12 straight conference titles but that’s just a part of the reason Baggs was a great coach.
“Baseball was important but the lessons he taught the kids about life, it was amazing,” said St. Scholastica Baseball Parent Ron Rover
And as they watched a game, fans and former players were reflecting on the program and on its lost leader.
“He took the baseball lessons and turned them into life lessons. Took the approach, this is going to help you in baseball, that this is going to help you in life as well. So that will stay with me forever,” said Former St. Scholastica Player Nick Bjerken
That’s what you felt; that John Baggs had lived his life the right way. And his impact will be felt because of it.
Read more and watch that story: Team Mourns Coach By Winning Double-Header