Remembering former Pascagoula pitcher Christopher ‘Boomer’ Maurin

Former Pascagoula pitcher Christopher ‘Boomer’ Maurin has been killed at the age of just 21.

Now a member of the baseball team at Blue Mountain College, Maurin was set to make his debut for the Toppers this season after missing all of 2020 rehabbing a shoulder injury.

Maurin signed a national letter of intent with East Mississippi Community College out of Pascagoula High School where he showed a lot of promise as a senior, going 4-2 with a 3.53 ERA to go along with 50 strikeouts in 37-and-two-thirds innings.

His EMCC family weighing in on Twitter saying: “We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of former Baseball lion Boomer Maurin. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, current Blue Martin College and former EMCC teammates. Once a member of the Lion Family, always a member of the Lion Family. Scooba forever.”

Back in Pascagoula, Head Baseball Coach Richie Tillman says Boomer was one of a kind. “I spoke to Boomer probably about a month ago and just checked to see how he was doing. He was just one of those special kids. He was a soft-spoken gentle giant, but he was a work horse on the mound. He was a true blessing to coach. He’s one of those kids that if you were a parent, you would be truly proud to have as a son. He got along extremely well with his teammates, and just to be honest, he was like a coach’s dream.”

Coach Tillman goes on to say “Heaven got a great one.”

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