Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fike's Flowers hospitalized with possible stroke

Will Flowers, the long-time Fike baseball coach, reportedly suffered a stroke early this morning and was taken to Wilson Medical Center but has been transferred to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
Fike Athletic Director John Gay told me the early test results were positive.
Will has been at Fike as head coach since the early 1980s after serving as Alton Britt’s assistant coach for a few years. He’s a Wilson native who played collegiately at Atlantic Christian (now Barton) College.
I’ve often kidded him that he was a relic from the wood-bat era in college baseball but in all seriousness, Will’s much too young for this.
Hopefully, it will be a minor setback for him and the Fike baseball team. Let’s keep him in our thoughts and prayers today.

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