Bluffton: Baseball Team Involved in Deadly Crash will Complete Season - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Bluffton: Baseball Team Involved in Deadly Crash will Complete Season

BLUFFTON, Ohio (AP) - A college baseball team whose bus toppled off an overpass killing five teammates will play this season, the school said Tuesday.

The players were unanimous in their decision, but they first wanted to make sure the families of those killed agreed, Bluffton University athletic director Phill Talavinia said.

"It's important they get back on the field and do what they love," he said.

The Beavers' first game will be on March 31 against Mount St. Joseph of Cincinnati.

The team's bus plunged off an overpass in Atlanta on March 2 onto Interstate 75 while on a trip to Florida. Four players died at the scene and a fifth player died a week later. The driver and his wife also died.

Investigators have said the driver apparently mistook an exit ramp for a highway lane, continued along it without stopping at a "T" intersection at the top of the ramp and then went over the edge.

The team will wear all black uniforms to honor their teammates who died. The Beavers began practicing on Monday.

Those killed were players Scott Harmon, Tyler Williams, Cody Holp, David Betts and Zach Arend.

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