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Spalding inducted into KHSBCA Hall of Fame

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By Jessica Veatch and Josh Veatch

Randall Spalding was inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association (KHSBCA) Hall of Fame during a ceremony held in Louisville on Jan. 19. Spalding is the uncle of Marion County High School Head Baseball Coach Chad Spalding.
Randall was inducted along with six other men, three of those being inducted as umpires.
Randall called balls and strikes, safes and outs for 32 years. He mainly worked in the fifth region, but also worked in 10 other regions throughout the state.  Randall worked 12 district tournaments, 10 regional tournaments, six semi-state tournaments, and one KHSAA state championship. Randall worked behind the plate in the 1991 state championship game. Randall was an integral part in starting the Green River Umpires Association that later merged into the Tri-State Officials Association, referred to as the TSOA. He was the umpire-in-chief for the TSOA for six years. Randall also umpired in the collegiate ranks for 10 years in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and he was a licensed basketball official for Kentucky for 25 years where he worked 15 regional tournaments and two KHSAA state tournaments.