Pine baseball retires Adcox’s number

Published 12:11 am Friday, March 16, 2018

Pine held a special ceremony prior to Saturday’s home game against Walker in the Franklinton Tournament.
The Raiders retired the late Jamie Adcox’s No. 2 jersey.
Adcox played left field and shortstop for Pine’s baseball team from 2011-2016. He passed away from a car accident this past September.
Pine coach Blake Dillon had plenty of praise when he was asked to talk about his former player.
“Jamie was what we want out of a Raider baseball player — great attitude, a hustler, great work ethic, a team player, a leader and you can go on and on about the things that Jamie was,” Dillon said. “He always had the dirtiest uniform on the field because he was giving 110 percent every time he was out there. He was a player that didn’t have to tell you how good he was, because he was going to show you how good he was with how he played the game.
“The No. 2 now, with part of our program, will always be significant. It’s the first number we’ve retired, and his legacy will never be forgotten as part of the Pine baseball program.”
Dillon said it was awesome to be able to honor Adcox like this.
“Saturday turned out to be the most beautiful that you could wish for,” Dillon said. “Tons of people came out at 12 o’clock to show their support for Jamie and Jamie’s family. Pat McCain helped us get it all together and everything ran flawlessly. The baseball team and the administration were able to present his family with a framed jersey of Jamie.
“We unveiled a sign in centerfield that displays Jamie’s number that is retired and has his senior quote on it that says, ‘Success doesn’t always happen overnight. Keep your eye on the prize and don’t look back.’ That’s how he played and that’s how he lived life.”
Dillon said the ceremony went great.
“We put a No. 2 at shortstop where Jamie played his senior year. We put a No. 2 on the apron (along the third-base line) that will remain there the rest of the season. We also have a No. 2 on the helmets with angel wings to honor Jamie,” Dillon said.

Pictured is the angel wings with Jamie Adcox’s No. 2 in the middle. Adcox passed away from a car accident in September. His number 2 jersey was retired on Saturday. Adcox played for Pine from 2011-2016.

Pictured is Jamie Adcox’s family along with Pine coaches and administration with Adcox’s number that is displayed in centerfield and his framed jersey. From left are Jason McKenzie, Blake McGehee, 2014 Pine graduate and former Raider player Nick Adcox (Jamie’s brother), 2015 Pine graduate Callie Adcox (sister with her son Maddox), Woody Adcox (Jamie’s father), Dee Dee Adcox (mother), coach Blake Dillon, Tate Roach and principal Jennifer Thomas.