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Spokane Dodgers honor teammate Reginald Nault

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The Spokane Dodgers honored Reginald Nault during the Gonzaga Midsummer Classic Sunday. The Spokane Dodgers honored Reginald Nault during the Gonzaga Midsummer Classic Sunday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane Dodgers are playing in the Gonzaga Midsummer Classic tournament, and members of the team took to the field wearing the number 24 on their jerseys and helmets to honor their friend and teammate, Reginald Nault.

“On the back of them, they say Nault 24 rest in peace,” says Colin Richards, a teammate. “We’re just all wearing his number. On the scoreboard it says 24 and whenever we come up to the plate it says 24 so it’s pretty cool to honor him like that.”

24 was 16-year-old Reggie Nault's jersey number. Authorities say he fell off a boat in Lake Coeur d’Alene and presumed to have drowned last week.

“He’s just a special kid. Played the game hard every time he came out here,” Richards says. “If everybody could play like him then we’d win every game.”

He says Nault was like his brother, so hearing the news “it was hard. It still is hard but the support and this in both Spokane and Coeur d’Alene and all the neighboring towns has been amazing.”

And with the reminders of their friend, “he’s definitely in the back of my mind every time I step on the field, so I just think every time we come out here we do it for him.”

The Dodgers won their game Sunday and the tournament continues Monday.

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