CSU dedicates baseball complex to Emanuel AME victim

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Southern University dedicated its baseball complex in honor of a former player's mother who was killed in the 2015 shooting at Emanuel AME church in downtown Charleston.

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton was one of nine parishioners killed during a shooting at Emanuel AME.

Her son, Chris Singleton, was a standout baseball player at CSU and was selected in the 2017 MLB draft.

The Singleton Baseball Complex which includes a building, a memorial plaza and a courtyard.

School officials say the first floor of the complex will house a locker room, a training room, and the Sharon Coleman-Singleton Enrichment Center, intended to enhance recruiting, coaching, player performance and fan experience... and much, much more.

A "Love is Stronger" memorial was dedicated to all of the victims and their families.

The Rev. Clementa Pinckney's daughters spoke at the emotional ceremony. Pinckney, Mother Emanuel AME Church's lead pastor, was also killed in the June 17, 2015, massacre.

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