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PHOTO STORY: 5-year-old baseball player signs with Lipscomb University

Brooks Russell is battling a brain tumor.

The baseball team at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., has added a five-star recruit: 5-year-old Brooks Russell. 

Brooks, the oldest of Cody and Kari Russell’s three children, is battling a brain tumor. 
The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation connected the family to Lipscomb.
“‘Teammates Matter’ is what we pride ourselves on, and with Brooks, it will be no different,” head coach Jeff Forehand said. “As coaches, we are thrilled to have Brooks and his family on our team and a part of our family of Bisons.”
Lipscomb University’s newest baseball player, Brooks Russell, swings for the fences. (PHOTO BY JAMIE GILLIAM)

Clockwise from left, Lipscomb’s Adam Lee, Josh Lee, Chad Shannon and Caleb Woodson pose for a photo with Brooks Russell. (PHOTO BY JAMIE GILLIAM)
Decked out in his uniform, bat boy Brooks Russell fires a pitch. (PHOTO BY JAMIE GILLIAM)
Brooks Russell joins his parents, Kari and Cody Russell, for a photo. The family lives in Hendersonville, Tenn. (PHOTO BY JAMIE GILLIAM)

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