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March 21, 2014

Memorial tournament to support Buscher scholarship fund

Subhead: Former coaches, player paint uniform number at softball field

RICHMOND — This weekend, the Madison Central softball team will play host to a special event to honor the memory of a former player.

The Meredith Buscher Memorial Round Robin started Friday with a game between Central and Somerset but will continue 9 a.m. Saturday at Central.

All proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to a scholarship fund in Buscher’s name. The entry fee is $8, with kids under age 10 admitted free.

A ceremony will take place prior to the noon game Saturday to honor Buscher and her family.

Buscher, a former Central softball and volleyball player and 2009 graduate, was killed in a traffic accident last month.

Former coaches Daniel Rogers (now head coach) and Jennifer Ward (then assistant coach) along with childhood friend and former softball player Siena Wallace met at Central’s softball field Friday to paint Buscher’s name and uniform number on the side of the concession stand. They picked a spot that would be highly visible, behind home plate and next to the stands.

Buscher played second base as a freshman, but was a utility player, a pinch runner and a designated hitter the following years, Rogers said.

“She was just an all around good player,” he said.

Wallace, who had known Buscher since elementary school and played softball with her on various teams since age 9, said her friend “loved softball ― she really loved all sports.”

Ward, who drove from her home in Nashville to be here this weekend, said her former player “had an infectious smile.”

“Even if the coaches were mad about something, she would say the silliest thing, and in the next moment we would be completely over it,” Ward said.

Buscher was a “dramatic runner, and really fast,” Ward and Wallace agreed, giggling over the memory.

And when she slid into a base, it was always “dramatic,” they said.

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