Written By: Katelynn Parker and Joshua Morrison
The Union City Tigers had a lively season this fall. The boys started practicing two weeks before school started and put in a lot of work and made huge headway. Freshman, Braydon Armstrong led the team with a batting average of .417. Senior, Caleb Reid led the boys in RBI’s with a total of nine. Reid also hit the Tigers only homerun this season. Senior, Reed Miller led the team with an ERA of 4.7 and had twenty-five strikeouts this season. Junior, Tyler Ross only had one error all season. While the boys worked hard, they ended the season with a 9-9 record.
Coach Griggs and Senior, Bryson Hays reflected on the season. Griggs stated that “I wish we could have ended on a better note. Our record did not reflect our progress. We played some good ranked teams down the stretch. We started hot at the plate but fizzled in the last half. I was pleased with our pitching and defense. We will work hard and come spring, we will be a more solid team.” He has big plans for spring season.
Hays stated “ It was a great experience for me as a leader and my teammates. I learned a lot and grew a lot as a person and I think we grew closer as a team. We didn’t do as well as we wanted to, but there is a ton of good things that came from the fall season that will help us in the spring. I’m excited to get back out there on the field with my team and go far.”
The boys in blue wanted to achieve something this season but fell just short. They are coming out with a chip on their shoulder come spring.