Local artist donates paintings depicting William Carey's baseball season
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - William Carey's baseball team had a stellar season to say the least.
The team finished the year with 45 wins and made it all the way to the NAIA World Series.
Local artist, Bobby Walters painted some of the most memorable moments of the season and gave them to William Carey.
"I've been following William Carey baseball, and I love baseball. So I'm just naturally drawn to it. Then when they really started winning, I saw the other photographs and I said 'I'm going to paint some more,'" said Walters.
Walters donated three paintings, and two of them depict different angles of Adrian Brown sliding into home and scoring the winning run to send William Carey to the World Series.
It's exciting to see how he captured the reality and the action of the moments in these paintings and it shows the loyalty to William Carey and to William Carey baseball. We're so proud of Coach Halford and what he has accomplished," said William Carey President, Dr. Tommy King.
"It's just icing on the cake for us because it's such a beautiful rendition of a great play that one of our players or our team made, and it was historic because it sent us to the World Series," said head coach, Bobby Halford.
The university made limited edition prints of the paintings for people to buy, and that money will go towards purchasing rings for the baseball team.
If you want to purchase these prints, you can call William Carey Advancement at (601) 297-1429.