Northborough baseball organization honors Rick Hagen

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Northborough – Rick Hagen was honored for his 17 years of service to the Northboro Baseball & Softball Association Jan. 22. He had served as president for the past several years before retiring to spend more time with his family.

Rick Hagen (right) receives citations for his work on behalf of the Northboro Baseball & Softball Association. PHOTO/SUBMITTED

Hagen also served as a coach, treasurer and registrar for the association. He made many contributions to the group, including helping to lead the movements to install lights at Casey field and installing irrigation systems for the fields, improvements that benefited those in the baseball and softball community. Without his dedication and hard work, the Northboro Baseball & Softball Association would not be as successful. It produces talented athletes and provides a fun, safe activity for area residents.

Close to 75 past and current members of the Northboro Baseball & Softball Association gathered at Romaine's in Northborough to celebrate Hagen's work. Both Gov. Deval Patrick and members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives sent proclamations citing Hagen's honorable community service over the past 17 years. The Association also presented Hagen with tickets to a Red Sox versus Minnesota Twins game, as well as a trophy to serve as a permanent reminder of the good he has done for the Northborough community.