Baseball players lend a hand at Habitat House

Emory's baseball team, including Pranat Kumar (left) and Brad Barnes (right), pitched in to help with construction of a Habitat for Humanity house. The team, under the direction of Coach Kevin Howard, volunteered for a Saturday morning that included a 7:15 a.m. departure from Emory. Despite a torrential downpour, the group was able to put up tresses for the roof and reinforce the structure of the walls before the Habitat foreman called it a day. Kumar is a freshman catcher from Wetumpka, Ala., and Barnes, who is expected to start at third base for the Eagles this season, is a senior from Exton, Pa. Emory opens its baseball season Feb. 11 in a construction project of its own, the newly-completed Chappell Park.