EDMONDS, Washington (STPNS) -- The Little League season started out just as anyone would have suspected for the 2012 Pacific Little League Farm Division Braves.
But it ended up being far from just another season; they will remember this one for years to come.
The team is made up of 7-9 year olds, and pre-season workouts consisted mainly of coaches teaching the wide-eyed youngsters how to grip a bat and throw a baseball (the basics).
But their coaches had an idea this team might be something special.
They are coached by Jon Gabler, Craig Morgan and Chuck Fritz. Coaches Gabler and Morgan, with sons Jacob and Reid, have been playing on the same team since Tee Ball for Pacific Little League.
“After four years of getting our fair share of losses, we knew this was the year,” coach Morgan said. “With seven boys returning from last season and six newcomers, not to mention a lot of fathers helping out at practices and mothers working behind the scene, we knew we had a chance to have a good year.”
The team knew it wouldn’t be easy, but the Braves played hard all season against other great teams and on lots of rain-soaked fields.
When the regular season was over, they had an incredible 14-0 record.
The Braves then played some really close games in the League Tournament but ended up winning them all with a 5-0 tournament record.
That’s right, the Braves ended the season at 19-0.
“Next year, some of the boys will be moving on to different leagues and teams, but they will never forget storming the field after that final out and throwing their mitts in the air,” coach Morgan said.
“Baseball, you bet! This was a perfect season on the ‘Field Of Dreams’ with a lot of cool kids and some great families.”
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