Trinity Christian Baseball retires No. 16

Trinity Christian Baseball retires No. 16
Trinity Christian Retires #16 (Source: KCBD Video)

LUBBOCK, TX (AP) - Trinity Christian baseball honored one of their own by retiring the number 16 on Sunday afternoon.

Bobby Livingston played at Trinity Christian from 1999-01, where he hit 20 home runs playing center field and catcher.

His senior season he went 9-1 with a .23 ERA, he had 115 strike outs during his 56-innings pitched.

After Bobby's high school career, he turned down many college offers to pursue his professional career.

He was picked 129th overall in 2001 to the Seattle Mariners, where he made it all the way to the "Bigs" before signing with the Cincinnati Reds where he was a starter.

Bobby's professional career spanned 14 years before retiring to be with his family, and to pour into the next generation of West Texas baseball players.

Lions Head Baseball Coach Justin Phillips told KCBD Sports, that Livingstons number 16 will never be worn again and he will have a sign at Hodges field to honor his time at Trinity Christian.

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