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Annette Clinton places a wedding ring on Greg Logan's finger as the pair were married at StarPlex. Paster Tim Posch of World Outreach Church performed the ceremony. Photo courtesy of Jim Davis/Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.

Greg Logan and Annette Clinton met at a baseball game. They even became engaged at the same baseball field where they met.

So it only makes sense to stretch the double into a triple and get married on a baseball field.

So on Saturday, April 5, Logan and Clinton faced each other from opposing batter boxes which their arms reaching across home plate and holding hands as Tim Posch of World Outreach Church performed their wedding ceremony at StarPlex.

“We dated for a little over a year before I asked ‘Net to marry me,” said Logan, who works part-time for Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation officiating various sports. “I was too tired to get down on one knee; I had just umpired four games in a row. So I just sat down beside her in the bleachers and proposed. She said yes and we started making plans. We decided to get married on a ball field since we met at a ball field. Why not? It started here, so let’s make it official here.”
Clinton is a Eagleville High School graduate, a nurse’s aid and specializes in home health care.

“It was only right for us to get married here”, said Clinton as she waited in the dugout for the ceremony to start. “This is where God put us together, and I believe in his guidance. And for God to make it possible for me to find Greg and now marry him has been the greatest thing He has given me. I am very lucky.”

The bleachers behind the home plate fence were crowded with family and friends who witnessed the ceremony. With games in progress on other fields at StarPlex, several spectators from those games joined the sometimes rowdy crowd that cheered during various portions of the ritual.

“When I was born the doctor told my parents that I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 16,” said Logan, a Smyrna High School alumnus.

He has lived with a form of cerebral palsy since birth. His disability prevents him from playing the same games he officiates.

“I am now 42, I am not in a wheelchair, so I have overcome the odds,” said Logan. “And I get to officiate baseball, softball, football and basketball. I am so lucky to be able to referee and umpire the sports that I love. But I’m also every lucky to have met ‘Net and now be married to a wonderful person like her.”

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