Two Bridgton Academy alumni were inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in recognition of the impact they have made on the sport in state.

Kyle Kennison ’91 and Edward “Ed” McDonough ’69 officially joined the hall’s other members during a banquet and celebration hosted on Oct. 23.

Founded in 1969, the Hall of Fame has honored Mainers’ lasting contributions — from the local ball field to the big leagues — to baseball in the state, according to a news release from Molly Barker, director of Strategic Marketing and Communications at the academy.

Following his time at the academy, Kennison went on to play for the University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team for three seasons. After graduation, Kennison was drafted by the Seattle Mariners and played professionally until an injury prompted him to retire.

During the course of his baseball career, he broke a number of records and was recognized with accolades such as All-ECAC honors.

McDonough has been involved with the sport since his graduation from Bridgton through the present day. He also went on to play for the University of Southern Maine before embarking upon a career as an umpire.

McDonough has been a member of the Western Maine Baseball Umpires association for more than four decades and has called many high school and American Legion games. As a co-founder of the Collegiate Baseball Umpires Association of Maine,  McDonough has also served as an empire for contests at the collegiate level.


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