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Lavy's are a baseball-loving bunch

Lavy's are a baseball-loving bunch

Family leans on the game and each other as the patriarch fights a life-changing illness

June 20th, 2011 in News

Denny Lavy (center) is joined by his son's Zane (far left), Zeth (near left) and Zach (right) at home plate of the family's baseball field located in the backyard of their home in Auxvasse. Denny was diagnosed with colon cancer last fall but fights the illness through treatment and a love of baseball.

Photo by (Josh Mosley)

This is what Denny Lavy gets most of his joy in life out of - a night at the ball field. On this Tuesday he parks himself in the bleachers of the Lincoln University baseball diamond to watch two of his sons - 20-year old Zane and 17-year old Zach - play baseball.

Zeth, Lavy's middle son, was a third baseman at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Ill. this past season and is now volunteering as an assistant coach for the BC 16- and 17-year-old team. Youngest boy Zach is a shortstop for the team, a rising senior fresh off of a second team all-state season for North Callaway.