"We played a good game," reported coach Danny Lawrence. "There were no disappointments in how the kids played, especially when you consider that Berryville is a true all-start team." Some teams in larger cities are set up from the start to be travel teams and therefore have played together all season long. The Carroll County teams have just practiced together as a team for a couple of weeks.
"[They] played heads-up ball and kept the ball in front them," Lawrence said. "We also did well catching the pop ups. Defense kept us in the game."
Defensively, Carroll County had several outstanding players, Lawrence reported. "Jayce Timmons caught a couple of fly balls and fielded a couple of balls for outs at first base. Dillon Sperduto caught four fly balls and made a couple of key force outs at third. Body Peters, our first baseman, fielded several balls and made outs at first. Dayton Lawrence, second baseman, fielded a couple [of balls] for good outs at first. Outfielders Samuel Stack and Barrett Phillips stopped several balls [to the outfield] and held runners to singles."
Offensively, Lawrence was equally as proud of his young players. "Timmons hit two home runs and Stack hit one. Phillips, Lawrence, Peters and Isaac Weston all hit triples. Everybody got at least one hit."
Next up for the team is the District 4 tournament in Springdale this Saturday.