Norwood High School grad Mark Foster honored at World Series

CINCINNATI -- A Norwood High School alumnus got a big honor at Saturday night at Game 4 of the World Series.

Major League Baseball recognized Mark Foster as the Reds Youth Academy "Youth of the Year" during pregame ceremonies at Minute Maid Park in Houston. MLB gives the honor to a young person who's "had a positive year on and off the field, has overcome challenges in their lives or has made a positive impact in their community."

Earlier this year, Foster received an "RBI for RBI" College Scholarship. Major League Baseball Charities awards college scholarships, each valued at $5,000 per year, to 12 graduating high school seniors who participate in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, or RBI, program.

Now a freshman at the University of Dayton, Foster trained at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy in Roselawn for four years and was a member of the three-time defending East Regional champion Cincinnati RBI Sr. Division team.

He also volunteered for the Reds Rookie Success League and Fun at Bat youth programs and was an official RBI ball boy at Great American Ball Park.

Six other young people also were recognized, from youth clubs in Houston, Compton (California), New Orleans, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Dallas.

The Dodgers evened up the series Saturday night, beating the Astros 6-2. Both teams are 2-2 headed into Sunday night.

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