DuPont was coached by Jim Fout and Danny Hill and was led by junior Kelly Sutton, who went on to play at UT-Chattanooga. Other starters included Eric Fout, Kevin Saunders and Daniel Leftwich.
McClure was also on the baseball team that lost in the title game and offered this memory.
"The strength of our team really was in our pitching," he said. "We rode on the backs of two great pitchers all season in Michael Carte and Steve Wills. We also had a terrific catcher in Danny Wilkinson.
"The championship game was the same night as our graduation. So, after the game, we seniors all put on our caps and gowns and went out to home plate to go through a graduation exercise and get our diplomas. Since we lost the game it was a little less enjoyable. It would have made for a better story and a better memory if we had won."
Like Pittman, McClure has found success after sports. He also went to school at Marshall and, after living in Barboursville, he began working as an administrator in the amusement park industry.
He worked in management at Carowinds in Charlotte, N.C., and Kings Island in Cincinnati, and is now the vice president and general manager at one of the most popular amusement parks on the east coast, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pa.
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