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Morgan Academy retires Gunnar Henderson’s baseball jersey

Morgan Academy retired the baseball number of former Prep All-American Gunnar Henderson at a ceremony last weekend.

Henderson wore No. 2 during his entire career as shortstop at Morgan Academy until he graduated in 2019. He led the Senators to within one game of winning its first-ever baseball championship as a senior.

“It’s such a blessing to be honored and have this memory,” Henderson said. “But all the glory goes to God because without him, I wouldn’t be in this position and have these opportunities.”

As a senior, Henderson earned several accolades. He was named The Selma Times-Journal baseball player of the year, Gatorade player of the year and the Alabama Sportswriter Association player of the year.

The Baltimore Orioles selected Henderson in the second round of the 2019 Major League Amateur Draft. The Orioles’ organization love his potential at shortstop.