Slay caught behind the plate after their big seasons.
It was just exciting for he and Dumas to be on the same team as they’ve spent so many years together from recreation league all the way up through high school. In this game, they got a chance to represent their division and their county.
The same was felt by coach Johnson who has tried to figure out a way to get on base against Knight or to keep Dumas off of those bases.
“We played against those guys a lot so it’s nice to be on their team and let them know you’ve got their best interest in mind,” Johnson said. “It was a good opportunity to get together with all of our guys in the division.”
Now coach Johnson will watch Dumas, Knight and his son, Walker, on the same team for the next two seasons as they head to Decatur to play for East Central Community College. He reflected on watching Walker and Tanner grow up over the years and how they’ve gotten to their next stage in life and sports.
“I coached Tanner from 7-years-old to junior high,” coach Johnson said. “When he was young, he was a pretty good pitcher. He and Walker are so different. Now they’re going to end up at the same place. From not even knowing how to put their uniform on to getting a chance to play college baseball, it’s cool to see how far they’ve come.”
Tucker Craig of Sportscenter checks with his coach for a signal while playing defense during Tuesday’s Coach-Pitch 8-under baseball game at McKee Park.
Aaron Barnes swings the bat for Sportscenter during Tuesday’s Coach-Pitch 8-under baseball game at McKee Park.