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    Limmina Field

     

     

     

    On Saturday, April 27, 2024, Mount Pleasant High School held a ceremony renaming their baseball field to honor the Limmina family, a name synonymous with dedication, excellence, and community spirit in the Brandywine School District.  The Limmina family’s history with Mount Pleasant High School is a continuous line of service, starting with Rosario (Soddy) Limmina beginning his teaching & coaching career in 1965 and continuing through his son, Rob’s retirement from Mount Pleasant in 2020. Rob, Joe, and Soddy Limmina

     

     

    Rosario (Soddy) Limmina

    Soddy began his career as a special education teacher and assistant baseball coach in 1965 and continued until he was hired as the Head Baseball Coach in 1973. He remained in this role until 1979. During that time, several of his players went on to play in college, and a few signed professional contracts. He stepped down from coaching in 1980 to watch his two sons play high school & collegiate baseball. He joined the Mount Pleasant coaching staff as Rob’s assistant in 1988 & continued in that role until 2005. He was selected as the state's first assistant coach of the year. He retired from teaching in 1991.

     

    Soddy concluded his coaching career by coaching his granddaughters at Ursuline Academy. Natalie is currently a varsity assistant softball coach.

     

    In addition to coaching, Soddy was the director of the Professional Baseball Clinic for over a decade. Hundreds of BSD students/athletes from all the district schools attended the clinic.  These players used what they learned to play for and against Soddy’s Teams.

     

     

    Joe Limmina

    Joe attended Mount Pleasant High School & played baseball for his father from 1974 through 1978. During his playing career, he was both an all-conference & all-state player. Joe led the state in RBIs his senior year and played in the first Baseball Blue/Gold game in 1978. He was awarded the Rodney Dewey Memorial Award for Baseball that same year.

     

    Joe won 2 Conference & 1 Regional Championships playing for Widener University and was named 1st Team All-Middle Conference twice and 1st Team All-American East. He played 21 years in the Delaware Semi-Pro League, ranking 5th all-time career hits and 4th all-time career RBIs. Joe won 3 Semi-Pro Championships throughout his playing career.

     

     

    Rob Limmina

    Rob began teaching History & Coaching at Mount Pleasant as an assistant baseball coach in 1987. He took over as the Head Coach in 1988 and remained in that role until 2005. During that time, Rob coached Mount Pleasant to a tournament appearance in 1988. He followed that up with many trips to the State Tournament, going deep into the tournament several times and winning the State Championship in 2000. Rob was named Baseball’s State Coach of the Year twice and Conference Coach of the Year multiple times. He stepped down to follow his daughter’s high school softball career and retired from teaching in 2020. Rob played on three Semi-Pro Championship teams.