Donna Islam (facing), mother of Josh Islam, hugs Lisa Laymon prior to a ceremony dedicating the Joshua Islam Memorial Field Saturday. A baseball field in the Wesley Chapel Weddington Athletic Association was dedicated on Saturday in memory of Josh Islam, a Marine from Weddington who was a pitcher for the back-to-back state champion Weddington High School Warriors who drowned at age 18 on Jan. 13, 2014, during a water-screening test to get into Marines reconnaissance training at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Islam grew up playing Little League baseball on the fields, and his high school is just a mile down the road. on Saturday.
Donna Islam (facing), mother of Josh Islam, hugs Lisa Laymon prior to a ceremony dedicating the Joshua Islam Memorial Field Saturday. A baseball field in the Wesley Chapel Weddington Athletic Association was dedicated on Saturday in memory of Josh Islam, a Marine from Weddington who was a pitcher for the back-to-back state champion Weddington High School Warriors who drowned at age 18 on Jan. 13, 2014, during a water-screening test to get into Marines reconnaissance training at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Islam grew up playing Little League baseball on the fields, and his high school is just a mile down the road. on Saturday. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Donna Islam (facing), mother of Josh Islam, hugs Lisa Laymon prior to a ceremony dedicating the Joshua Islam Memorial Field Saturday. A baseball field in the Wesley Chapel Weddington Athletic Association was dedicated on Saturday in memory of Josh Islam, a Marine from Weddington who was a pitcher for the back-to-back state champion Weddington High School Warriors who drowned at age 18 on Jan. 13, 2014, during a water-screening test to get into Marines reconnaissance training at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Islam grew up playing Little League baseball on the fields, and his high school is just a mile down the road. on Saturday. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Weddington baseball field dedicated in memory of Marine Josh Islam

March 21, 2015 06:00 PM