Aberdeen IronBirds to honor John Carroll student killed in crash

Posted at 12:26 PM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-21 17:46:23-04

The Aberdeen IronBirds will pay a Friday night tribute to a student athlete who died in a car crash last month.

Josh Hamer, a sophomore football and baseball player at The John Carroll School, was killed in a crash while riding with his great uncle in Churchville in March.

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IronBirds players will hold a dedication ceremony in honor of Hamer right before John Carroll's varsity baseball team takes on The Gilman School at 7:05 p.m. at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium.

The team will also display the young athlete’s jersey at Ripken Stadium’s main concourse throughout the 2017 season.

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"We see ourselves as a vital member of the Harford County community and it's always important to give back, especially in a time like this," IronBirds General Manager Matt Slatus said in a news release. "It's important for our community to come together to lift those up in need. We share our deepest condolences to the Hamer family and everyone affected by this loss throughout Harford County."

Admission is free, but volunteers will collect a recommended $5 donation to support the Josh Hamer Memorial Scholarship Fund.