Baseball, softball teams get caged

By Sean Harvey ’10

Published Tuesday, March 8, 2011
















Sindee Kerker, associate professor of criminal justice, has donated brand-new covered, lighted batting cages in memory of her late brother, Michael Kain, who died in a traffic accident on Long Island last year.


The Michael Kain Batting Cages were dedicated and unveiled on Feb. 8, on Lynn's baseball field. "Michael's passion was baseball," said Kerker. "He didn't play it, but he was a die-hard Yankee fan, and he was the manager and statistician for a local high school baseball league on Long Island. I thought these batting cages could be his legacy, so that his passion can live on through the passion of our Lynn University athletes."


The covered, lighted batting cages enable Lynn's baseball and softball teams to practice both hitting and pitching night or day, rain or shine.


President Kevin Ross, Athletic Director Kristen Migliano, baseball coach Rudy Garbalosa and student-athlete Pat Roedel, all spoke at the dedication and thanked Sindee Kerker for her gift and her dedication to the growth and development of Lynn University.


Everyone was invited to return to the field in the afternoon to watch Kerker’s son, Matthew, throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the home opening game against Sunshine State Conference foe, Florida Tech. The Fighting Knights topped off a great day by beating the Florida Tech Panthers handily by a score of 16-5.