Laying the foundation

Easley set to honor state championship team as Senior League World Series begins

By Zack Mauldin

EASLEY — Baseball and Easley — the two words have become closely associated over the last generation, as the city has played host to

Bert Owens

tournaments featuring some of the world’s top young players every year since 2001.

And both baseball and Easley run in Bert Owens’ blood.

The city’s J.B. “Red” Owens Sports Complex bears his father’s name, and Owens himself has been a coach in the Easley community for more than 30 years now.

“I’m probably the only human being in the world who wants the alma mater of Easley High School played at my

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