Oconee County Ages 9-10 Little League All-Stars

October 22nd, 2013 | By Gary No Comments

3.4-On-the-moveBy now, you may have heard about the Oconee County Ages 9-10 Little League All-Stars and their incredible success this summer on the baseball field! They had an amazing run, first winning the District Tournament and then – for the first time in Oconee history – they won the State Tournament, which is typically dominated by teams from Columbus and Warner Robins. With their win at State, they advanced to the SE States Championship held in West Virginia a few weeks ago. They didn’t win but they did really well and finished third.

This team’s success was not because they had one star player. “It was a team effort that got them there,” said Coach Saxon. Coach Saxon chose these 12 elite players not only because of their individual skills but also because of their collective talent, work ethic, and team attitude. Although the boys all knew each other, they had played on different teams during the regular spring season. When the All Star team was formed, they quickly became one team that worked hard and played well together. Coach Saxon attributes much of their success to a well-balanced team that worked hard and “really stuck it out” to the very end of every game and every tournament.

Coach Saxon also acknowledges that none of their success would have been possible without the support of the parents and community. “The support from our parents was just unbelievable,” said Saxon. One of the most important things the coach told his players after the season ended was “go home and hug and thank your parents for all they do for you.”

Coach Saxon and the team were also really grateful to the Oconee community that came together to raise money for their travel to West Virginia. It’s inspiring to see what can be accomplished with the collected efforts of players, coaches, parents and the community. Now let’s see how we can do the same thing for all sports and young athletes!

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