FREEBURN, Ky. — Skills are developed through time, but talent is evident immediately.
A “coach pitch” team in the Phelps Little League group had a good season, one worth bragging about. The Reds defeated every team in the league and also some teams in a neighboring league as well. This young group showed that talent is something you’re born with by going 18-0 on the season.
The team capped off an amazing season by winning the last three games of the year with a mercy rule victory. Two of those games were in a double header before returning the next day to finish the job. The team showcased their talents against local W.Va. league teams in Matewan just to prove the hype was real.
The infield was comprised of Gavin Hamilton at first base, Logan Wolford at second base, Emma Turner at third base, Aerionna Pigman at third base, Jacie Stanley at short stop, Caliegh McCoy on the pitchers mound, and Kenton Dotson behind the plate. Standing in the tall grass was Magan Thompson, Kalyn Slone, Tucker McCoy, Tamara Murphy, Bailey Norman, Isiah Wolford, Jerra Fields, and Lukas Sanders completing the outfield.
The team was coached by Larry Wolford with Mike Hamilton, Jay Stanely, Ryan Dotson and Speedy Wolford as the assistant coaches.
The Reds made a statement this season; the talent in the Phelps, Freeburn, and Majestic communities is as good as anywhere else. This group will be one to watch out for as they progress through the years.
(William plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at firstname.lastname@example.org on on twitter @sidplaster.)