Kastner Expected Back for District Title

Published 05/20 2014 07:05PM

Updated 05/20 2014 10:57PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) After Bishop LeBlond's district semifinal win over University Academy, the Eagles were left with a bittersweet feeling.

The team was on to its fifth straight district championship appearance, but concerned about the well-being of its coach.

Greg Kastner, LeBlond's head baseball coach and athletic director, collapsed at Monday's game, and was taken to Heartland Regional Medical Center.

LeBlond Principal Dr. Solon Haynes said Tuesday afternoon that Kastner suffers from vertigo had a dizzy spell during the second inning of the game.

Kastner was returned home Monday night, and plans to attend work and coach the district title on Wednesday.

"He's tough. He's a very strong-willed person and he'll bounce right back from this," Eagle assistant coach Wayne Miller said.

Senior Matt McCullough was one of the first by Kastner's side after he fell, and said the coach was still thinking about his baseball team.

"When he was down, he asked if a run scored. He was worried about the baseball game. That's just how Coach Kas' is. Definitely, that was a big battle cry. We played hard and we want to get this one tomorrow."

Kastner did not attend baseball practice Tuesday.

The Eagles play Maryville at 5:00pm Wednesday for the Class 3, District 16 title.


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