Coach Brewer called
the signage “another great reflection of the relationship Marietta College and
Marietta College baseball have with this community.”
The navy blue sign
includes the Etta Express’ interlocking MC logo along with the years of the
championship seasons — 1981, 1983, 1986, 2006, 2011 and 2012.
current coach, has been at the helm for the last three of those, including the
first back-to-back titles in school history. Legendary coach Don Schaly led the
Pioneers for 40 years and amassed 1,442 victories and three national titles of
Mayor Matthews told WMOA News, “After they won their second consecutive
championship, I called the state and asked if we could put signs out on the
freeway. They said ‘no, but anything you want to put up in city limits is your
baby’ so here we are today with these four signs we’re going to put up at
entrances to the city. We have the six years on there as national champs and we
have room for six more.”
The signs are being
placed on Pike Street (SR 7 South) off I-77 exit 1; Greene Street at the
Williamstown Bridge; Muskingum Drive (SR 60 South) at the city limits; and
Washington Street (SR 7 North).
Director Ryan Zundell designed the signs, which are 36 inches in diameter and
made from recycled railroad crossing signs.