Swarthmore outfielder Josh Bein helps put out a fire
A Swarthmore outfielder helped extinguish a garage fire on Monday in Sherrill, New York. 

Freshman Josh Bein, currently playing for the Sherrill Silversmiths of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, noticed flames engulfing a garage and a vehicle near where he and a few teammates were practicing. 

Within moments, Bein and two others jumped into action and used a garden hose to begin to put out the fire. 

Firefighters arrived on the scene minutes later to finish the job. 

“The selfless efforts of these individuals to actively take action and attempt to assist the residents of Sherrill in a time of crisis is greatly appreciated,” said fire chief Andrew Bennett. “The fire was brought under control quickly after the arrival of the Sherrill-Kenwood Volunteer Fire Department.” 

Sherrill police chief Robert Drake added, "Their willingness to help and (their) courageous actions are a true inspiration." 

Bein started 11 contests for Swarthmore before COVID-19 halted the 2020 season, hitting .256 with 10 RBIs. The Garnet did not play this past season because of a suspension of spring athletics due to the pandemic.

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