Alabaster mourning loss of Thompson student Caidyn Harrington

Published 3:08 pm Thursday, May 30, 2024

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By ANDREW SIMONSON | Sports Editor

ALABASTER – The Alabaster community and Thompson High School student body is mourning one of its own after the passing of student Caidyn Harrington.

Harrington died on Monday, May 27 at the age of 15.

A member of the Thompson High School baseball program, Harrington played for the freshman team during the 2024 season and had just finished his freshman year at THS when he passed, leading to emotions throughout the program, including head coach Frankie Perez.

“Heartbreaking news! We lost a brother and a son of the Warrior family,” Perez said in a statement. “The Warriors will forever have a guardian angel. Our opponents will now play against 10 players on the field not nine! We will always remember No. 7! We love you Caidyn! Warrior For Life! Until we meet again my son.”

According to his obituary, Harrington was a very outgoing, family-oriented person who loved baseball, deer hunting and spending time with his friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, June 3 at 1 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Both will be held at Church of the Highlands’ Alabaster campus.

The family asks that attendees wear Thompson Warrior attire or black and red or maroon clothes in honor of his love of Thompson and Mississippi State baseball. They also ask for donations to be sent to the First Baptist Church Alabaster student ministry or Thompson High School baseball program in lieu of flowers.

Through heavy hearts, the THS baseball program honored Harrington May 28-30 at their annual baseball camp, inspiring the next generation to love the sport as much as he did.