Corinth Holders High senior Tate Proctor was named the recipient of the Sam Narron Baseball Award.
The Sam Narron Baseball Award recognizes a Johnston County High School senior baseball player who demonstrates a love for the game through determination, dedication, and sacrifice. Proctor is the 22nd recipient of the award.
The award’s namesake played and coached professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was part of two World Series Championship teams in a career that spanned from 1936 to 1964.
Rooster Narron, Sam’s son, presented the award to Proctor at a special ceremony in the Johnston County Board of Education Room.
Proctor was recognized for his hard work, perseverance, dedication, and passion for the game. In attendance were his family, his coach, Adam Weaver, and the school’s Athletic Director, Brent Walston, Johnston County Public Schools Director of Athletics Kirk Denning, Johnston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow, and Johnston County Board of Education Chairman Michael C. Wooten.
Proctor was commended for being a pillar of strength for his family to lean on during exceptionally difficult circumstances over the past year. He was praised for taking care of his family members, all while being a dedicated member of the Corinth Holders High baseball team.
In addition to the award, Proctor received a $500 scholarship, which was given by the Narron Family. Proctor, the son of Brad and Kim Proctor, plans to attend Barton College in the fall.