Cumberland baseball's annual dinner and auction is set for Jan. 30
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Cumberland baseball's annual dinner and auction is set for Jan. 30
(Photo Credit: Coy Gill)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will host its annual Dinner and Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 30 in the Benton Jennings Center on the CU campus. During the dinner, the Phoenix will honor Assistant Athletic Director and Baseball Radio Broadcaster Mitch Walters.

All proceeds from the event benefit the CU baseball program. There will be a $25 admission fee per person. For more information or questions please contact head coach Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366 or email

Coach Walters enters his 32nd year at Cumberland University this season, continuing the role that he is best known as by many around the Phoenix family and even nationwide as the voice of Cumberland baseball. This will be his 23rd season in the broadcasting booth. Coach Walters called all three of Cumberland's national titles (2004, 2010, and 2014) as well as several other deep postseason runs. 

Some of the high ticket items in the auction this year are baseball's signed by hall of famers Lee Smith, Nolan Ryan, and Ozzie Smith as well as from Vida Blue. The baseball team will also be auctioning off a variety of Major League Baseball game tickets, an opportunity to do play by play with Coach Walters for 2 innings during a home game, an autographed bat by head coach Woody Hunt and several other items.