Saline’s 8U Baseball Team Finishes Introductory Season With A Bang





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By Sonia Gottfried

The 8U Saline Hornet Travel Baseball players finished their introductory season in the Kensington Valley Baseball & Softball Association this past week.



“This season has been a lot of fun. We’ve played hard and worked hard. From the first practice in January to the last game this summer, these boys all made huge strides in their baseball abilities both individually and as a team,” said Head Coach Andy Gottfried.

The 8U Saline Hornets are a youth baseball team through Saline Area Youth Baseball and Softball Organization.

“These boys have been expected to perform at high standards and they did. I know in time, with commitment and dedication these young ball players will be unstoppable as they continue down their youth baseball journey,” added Gottfried

Worth noting: Outside of the league games, the team competed in three tournaments and earned a second-place trophy at the USSSA Kensington Valley Classic tournament.

Players: Brady Baldwin, Bryce Clark, Eli Arend, Grady Spears, Graham Nadig, Huntley Shields, Mason Piazza, Michael Coleman-Fatt, Parker Clark, Quinn Kirk and Rocco Gottfried.

Head Coach: Andy Gottfried. Assistant Coaches: Dom Foley, Brent Baldwin, Tom Spears and Kyle Shields

Thank you to the following sponsors for your help making memories, building strong players and believing in the future of our community: Complete Accounting Services; Costco; Cunningham Vision Centers; Faurecia Interiors Systems, Inc; Great Lakes Educational Group; Dr. Howe; K&P Landscaping Solutions; My Urban Toddler at Arbor Hills, LLC; Powel and Udrys; Powerhouse Gym, Saline; the Shields Family; United Road; Wildness Construction; and Woodland Family Dentistry.

Tryouts for the 2019 9U team will be Saturday, August 4 at 10am to 12pm. Location: Saline High School East and West Fields. Please refer to the SAYBSwebsite for more information. Additional teams are being formed at the 8U and 9U levels.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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