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Minot State baseball to celebrate life of Justin Demary on Apr. 24-25 at Corbett Field

The Minot State University baseball team will celebrate and honor the life of Justin Demary on Apr. 24-25 at Corbett Field. The first pitch of Game 1 is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sunday.

MSU plans to remember the legacy of Justin Demary. His mother and girlfriend will be throwing out the first pitch as well as receiving his jersey to commemorate Demary’s life.

The former Beavers pitcher recorded 135.1-career innings from the mound for the Beavers while making 25 appearances including 20 starts with a record of 11-7 along with two saves. He played in a total of 82 games as a hitter and posted a career-batting average of .298 with four-career home runs and 29-career RBI. He slugged .429 and reached base at a .407 clip over his two seasons with Minot State baseball.

He passed away tragically on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. He was born on May 10, 1995, in Lake Charles, La. and graduated from Iowa High School in 2013. He attended Pearl River Community College and graduated from Minot State University, where he received his degree in corporate fitness with a minor in Spanish.

Demary was a Nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), previously worked for Heilman’s Performance, and later at Driveline Baseball in Kent, Washington. He landed his dream job as a strength and conditioning coach in the Boston Red Sox minor league system until the pandemic cut his dreams short and he returned home.

Although Justin was an only child, his friends were his brothers, whether from baseball, hunting, or fishing. He enjoyed time spent with the Haydels Duck Hunting Community, loved hunting and fishing at all the various places he lived. He served as a role model to many and will forever be missed.

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