Most might have given up on a dream after coming face to face with the adversity and prospect of never being able to walk correctly again after a catastrophic ankle injury.
Not for Ryan Gebhart, a recent graduate of the University of Missouri and the former starting centerfielder for the El Dorado Broncos.
The voyage back into the game for Gebhart was not an easy one and for the faint-hearted a monumental task.
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Through it all, Gebhart has come to a knowledge of why he plays the game and why he cherishes every moment that he is on the field because at any instant it could be gone.
“I know who is in control and He has seen me all the way to where I am at today and in Him I know my life is in His hands. All that matters whether playing baseball or not is His light shining through me,” said Gebhart.
■ Dodgers turn back Indians, advance to NABF World Series (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
When the smoke cleared, the Wildwood Dodgers were on top of the heap. They swept the defending St. Louis Metro Collegiate Baseball League champion Alton Indians in a best three-out-of-five series recently to win the post-season tournament championship after finishing second in the regular season to the Ballwin Bandits.
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Ryan Clubb (Eureka, Mizzou) was the staff ace.
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Thanks to the tournament win, the Dodgers advance to play in the NABF World Series in Toledo Ohio this week.