Blackburn receives Soaring Eagle

Friday, February 8, 2013
Pictured, from left, are Lee Williams (Post 19 Jr. League Coach), Mike Hammer (American Legion - Dept. Commander), Cody Blackburn, and David Alexander (American Legion Baseball Chairman). Photo submitted

On Feb. 2 at the Marriot Hotel in Nashville, Cornersville senior backstop Cody Blackburn received the Soaring Eagle trophy he garnered during the summer when he was named MVP of the American Legion, Columbia Post 19, Jr. League Division. Blackburn also received a $500 scholarship to the college of his choice. Columbia Post 19 won the 2012 state championship with the help of Blackburn's big bat that produced a tournament batting average of .615. Cody is the son of Patty and Scotty Blackburn.