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Baseball Alum up for Sprint All-Star Award
Vote for Charles "Scottie" Scott for Sprint All-Star Award
Former Flames baseball player Charles "Scottie" Scott is currently in consideration for the America's Most Wanted All-Star award with his section of public voting open until April 10.
The award, sponsored by Sprint, honors first responders (law enforcement, fire, rescue personnel or EMTs) for heroic acts and unselfish bravery in the line of duty.
Voting for Scott and other deserving candidates will remain open until April 10 and can be accessed by clicking the link above. Votes can be cast for each candidate once per day.
Scott is currently a deputy sheriff at the Fort Bend County Sheriff's office in Richmond, Texas. Last May, Scott received a call about a bank robbery that had occurred in Sugar Land, Texas, and while driving to the reported location, he pulled over a speeding motorist.
Before he could leave his vehicle, Scott was fired upon, with the shots hitting him on his wrist, arm and head. He would lose three pints of blood due to the wounds that tore open an artery in his left arm.
Despite the significant injuries, Scott was able to gain his composure enough to call in the vehicle description, plates and the direction the suspect was traveling. Scott's bravery would eventually allow additional authorities to apprehend the individual later the night. The suspect had previously been featured on America's Most Wanted for robbing more than 20 banks in the state of Texas.
Since the incident, Scott has undergone several surgeries and has limited use of his left hand. Scott is married and the father of two girls.
Scott was a two-year member of Liberty's baseball program, playing for the Flames during the 1999 and 2000 seasons, after transferring from Houston. He helped the Flames capture the Big South title in 2000 and Liberty's first-ever NCAA Regional victory with a 10-2 win over Seton Hall on May 27.
Scott finished his time at Liberty with a .297 batting average, 15 home runs, 69 RBIs, 23 doubles and a .505 slugging percentage. He was a 2000 Johnny Bench Catcher of the Year candidate and was a two-time Big South all-conference honoree.
Scott was one of three 2000 graduates to play professionally after completing their careers at Liberty, as he signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Indians. He played four seasons of minor league baseball for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (2000-01), Burlington Indians (2001) and Rio Grande Valley White Wings (2002-03).