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Benedictine Baseball Coach to Lead Dominican Republic Mission Trip

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Benedictine Baseball Coach to Lead Dominican Republic Mission Trip

SAVANNAH, Ga.  (WJCL)  Kevin Farmer, a 1992 graduate of Benedictine Military School and the head coach of the Cadets’ 2014 Georgia High School Association Class AA defending state champion baseball team, will lead a team of baseball players from throughout the southeast to the Dominican Republic this summer.

Farmer will be joined by his brother, Kyle Farmer, a Benedictine Military School social sciences teacher and baseball assistant coach. He said he hopes high school baseball players from the Coastal Empire will join him for a week of competitive baseball, as well as faith-based mission work, in and around the town of San Pedro from July 12-19, 2015.

“This is an opportunity for players from all schools in the area, and throughout the southeast, to participate in a unique opportunity to play baseball in a country that is known for baseball,” said Farmer, the Savannah Morning News’ 2013 All-Greater Savannah Baseball Coach of the Year.

Farmer will be partnering on the trip with Mike Shaheen, a full-time missionary with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes who is based in San Pedro. Farmer and Shaheen coached against each other in the 2010 GHSA Class A baseball quarterfinals, and Shaheen’s Wesleyan team defeated Farmer’s Calvary Day School team en route to winning a state championship.

The Dominican Republic is known for producing numerous Major League Baseball players, including Albert Pujols, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano and David Ortiz. It is estimated that 25 percent of MLB players are from the Dominican Republic.

For more information, including the cost of the trip and how to register, please visit the following websites: