Two Cuyahoga Falls' natives are set to be inducted into the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame this Friday through Sunday.
They are Linc Hackim III an Alex Marconi, who were among 14 inductees
The public is invited to participate in the induction weekend. Hackim, Marconi and the other inductees are set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch during Friday's RubberDucks' game at Canal Park.
An annual golf outing with this year’s inductees is scheduled to take place Saturday at Chenoweth Golf Course in Akron.
The induction banquet is set for Sunday at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 3204 Ridgewood Drive, Copley.
Hackim was a high school player in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow. He briefly played at Kent State University and then embarked on an amateur career with numerous teams, including the Akron A’s of the Roy Hobbs League, for which he was named the Most Valuable Player in 2004.
Marconi was named the top recruiting coordinator in the Mid-American Conference on the website, DS1 Baseball. He spent five years at Kent State through 2017. Before returning to his alma mater, he coached at the University of North Carolina and at Ball State (Ind.) University, where he was head coach.
Marconi was a four-year letter winner for the Kent State baseball team, earning first-team All-MAC and All-Region honors in 1999, as well as first-team Academic All-MAC recognition.
He was a team captain in 2000 and went on to be named first-team All-MAC for the second consecutive year and second-team All-Region.
After his career at Kent State, Marconi was drafted in the 27th round of the 2000 Major League Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
He reached the Triple-A level in 2001 and 2002, and was invited to Major League Spring Training with Tampa Bay in 2003.
His playing career concluded in 2004 with the St. Paul Saints, a member of the Independent League.
Marconi graduated from Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Kent State in 2001.
Also expected to be honored is the late Harry Kelbaugh, a four -sport star at Cuyahoga Falls High. He also was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Boston Red Sox signed him to a contract in 1961 and he played in the outfield for four years in their farm system until he was sidelined by injuries.