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By JP Raineri
Sports Editor 

HS Baseball: 4th annual Austin Gorrell Memorial Tournament brings local teams together to honor past player


Last updated 12/21/2018 at 12:13am


Players that received scholarships from the Gorrell family included three senior players from the Vista Murrieta Broncos baseball team.

Four years ago, Kerry and Gina Gorrell of Riverside received news that no parent ever wants to hear. Their oldest son, Austin, had passed away in his freshman college dorm room while sleeping. Austin, a member of the University of Nevada baseball team at the time, was not wearing an assigned defibrillator vest when he died from heart failure at the young age of 19.

Austin Gorrell was diagnosed with a heart condition called, cardiomyopathy, during his preseason physical administered by the Nevada athletic department in 2015. The condition put him at a 3 percent chance of suffering heart fail...

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