Scoreboard memorial unites baseball community


Courtesy of WCHS

Over 100 people came together to the new scoreboard dedication to help commemorate the legacy of Andy Erlich.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

The Andy Ehrlich Memorial Scoreboard Dedication took place on May 6th at 5pm at Chuck Stevens Field. The varsity baseball team was scheduled to play their last regular season game following the ceremony against Clarksburg High School, however it was cancelled due to unplayable field conditions.

Andy Ehrlich was on the WCHS baseball team and graduated from WCHS with the class of 1991. After a year of college, Ehrlich passed away from meningitis. Ever since 2008, Dawn Ehrlich, the sister of A. Ehrlich, has given out a $1000 scholarship each year to honor him. The scholarship is given to a graduating baseball senior who best showcases character throughout his time at WCHS.

The scoreboard was a donation from David Cohn, one of A. Ehrlich’s best friends growing up. Cohn, along with Janine Rosen, another one of A. Ehrlich’s high school friends, helped make the new scoreboard a reality. The baseball team first unveiled the new scoreboard on April 18th, and they plan on using it at every home game.

There were over 100 people in attendance at the ceremony, including alumni from both in and out of state, making the ceremony a truly special day. The newly working scoreboard displayed the number seven to honor A. Ehrlich’s number when he played baseball for WCHS. The ceremony included food and drinks and words from D. Ehrlich and Dwight Fettig, which brought tears to the eyes of many and gave an appropriate welcome to the new scoreboard, which will be used for years to come.

“The ceremony was a great way to honor someone who is so important to WCHS baseball and it was a very emotional time for everyone there,” said junior Julia Hadad.

Even without a game, it was a memorable day for the WCHS community and the baseball families.