Bryce Harper donates bats to cash-strapped former baseball team

Molly Waldron

Bryce Harper donates bats to cash-strapped former baseball team

CREATED Mar. 28, 2013

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Washington Nationals outfielder and Las Vegas native Bryce Harper made a much-needed donation to his former baseball team this week.

Harper donated 40 high-end wooden bats to the College of Southern Nevada baseball program.

Some of the bats were new, some were game-used, but all will help the CSN Coyotes get through the rest of the season.

The Coyotes play in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, a conference that requires using only wooden bats.

Bats are expensive, and the program has struggled financially. They currently have only 14 scholarship players, 10 less than other teams they compete against.

Despite financial hardships, the team has excelled on the field. The CSN Coyotes boast an impressive 25-8 overall record this season.

The Coyotes are currently in first place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference at 13-3.

The charitable Bryce Harper, 20, is entering his second season with the Washington Nationals. 

Last year, Harper made the National League All-Star team and won NL Rookie of the Year.

 

 

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