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BELMONT - The third annual Brendan Grant Scholarships were awarded at the Senior Student Assembly at Belmont High School in Belmont, MA on Friday, 28 May 2004.  This year'sMay04 010a.jpg (181814 bytes) scholarship recipient representing the Belmont High School Varsity Baseball team is team Captain Chris Barber.  Sincere congratulations are extended to Chris and his family.

Chris is a graduating Belmont High School Senior who will be attending St. Anselm's College in the fall of 2004. Chris will be playing baseball for the St. Anselm's baseball team, which in recent years has had one of the top teams in the competitive Northeast-10 League.  This is the same league that Brendan Grant played in while a member of the American International College team in the spring of 2001. 

The 2004 Belmont High School baseball team has had a very successful season, and Chris has May04 006a.jpg (119789 bytes) been a pivotal contributor to this success.  As one of the team Captains, he has helped lead the team to the playoff's.  Chris is an all-around contributor, as a starting pitcher, dependable batter, and strong defensive fielder.  As one of 3 primary starters in 2004, he posted a record of 3-2 with 34 strike outs in 37 innings of work, with a noteworthy ERA of 0.292.  At the plate his average has floated around 0.330, and he has 6 steals in 6 attempts.  Perhaps most noteworthy is his fielding percentage at shortstop, where he has made only 2 errors all season out of 51 attempts, and posts a fielding percentage of 0.960 to earn the reputation as one of the best defensive infielders in the league.

The Brendan Grant Scholarship  has been established in memory of Brendan Grant, the accomplished 19-year old Belmont baseball player who was fatally injured  in an outfield collision during a Senior Babe Ruth game in June 200l. The two annual scholarships provides assistance to a senior member of both the Belmont High School varsity baseball team and the Belmont High School varsity softball team who will be attending an institution of higher learning after graduation. The scholarship is intended to reward a player who possesses the same positive spirit and leadership skills for which Brendan was known. Click here for more information about the scholarship and about past recipients.

All contributions are greatly appreciated, and can be mailed to "The Brendan Grant Scholarship" P.O. Box 184, Belmont, MA 02478-4024

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