PURE CLASS: Tennessee Baseball Honors Nashville Shooting Victims

Tennessee baseball pulled off an incredibly classy move Thursday night to honor the victims of the Covenant School shooting.

Six innocent people, including three young kids, were killed when deranged and evil gunman Audrey Hale, a biological female, entered the Covenant School in Nashville and opened fire.

Hale's sadistic rampage came to an end when a group of heroic Nashville police officers made entry into the school and killed her.

The community and state of Tennessee has been engulfed with grief following the horrible tragedy, and as the flagship program in the state, the Volunteers stepped up to honor those who were lost.

During a Thursday night baseball game against LSU, the Volunteers wore helmet decals representing the Covenant School.

This is a great gesture from Tennessee for everyone in Nashville.

There are many examples of the saying "some things are bigger than sports" being true. During tragedies, people look to community leaders for help and stability.

In America, sports teams are something that everyone can unite around. When you're cheering for a team during a big game, politics, sexual orientation, religion and everything else is put on pause. For a few hours, it's simply you and your squad against the other team.

Sports unite people. It's that simple. That's why it's always great to see sports teams and athletes step up during a time of tragedy.

Six innocent lives were lost during the Monday rampage. Families have been shattered and will never be the same. Wearing a helmet decal is a very small gesture, but it signals to everyone in Nashville that the Volunteers see them and are with them.

Sometimes, even the simplest gestures can help.

Props to Tennessee for honoring those who were lost during the Covenant School shooting in Nashville. It was a horrific tragedy, and it will take a long time for people to heal. While it's a small gesture, it is great to see UT helping bring the community together.

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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.