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With heavy heart, King’s Terp steps up
Posted Mar 19, 2013 by Jarrett Guthrie
Updated Mar 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Early Tuesday morning, King junior Bubby Terp found out his grandfather had passed away and Lions baseball coach Jim Macaluso said he spoke with his first baseman’s father during the day offering condolences and to let his player know the team was with him. Macaluso said he figured his first baseman understandably may need a few days off. However, Macaluso was informed by first Terp’s father - then the player himself - that he was planning on being on the field for the Lions game against Strawberry Crest Tuesday night.
“Bubby is a great kid and he told me he wanted to be in there tonight,” Macaluso said. “And the way he played, I know his granddad is watching and is very, very proud.”
Macaluso, who missed the game himself with an illness, turned the coaching reigns over to his son Anthony Macaluso and Terp stepped up for his team as they avenged their Saladino Tournament, quarterfinal loss topping Strawberry Crest 1-0.
Terp doubled in the Lions’ lone run in the fifth, then supported starter Brett Morales (4-1) by gunning down the potential tying run at the plate for the second out of the seventh inning. Morales had seven strikeouts in the win and also had two hits for King (10-2).