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Players of the Week
Forrest Berry was the Green Monster Player of the game in the season opener on May 26th against the Blue Diamonds.
Forrest is nine years old and is in his rookie year of farm league with the Green Monsters. Forrest has proven to have natural athletic ability, a willingness to learn and respect for his coaches and has been a great addition to the team.
In Thursday’s game, Forrest made his debut a memorable one. He did a great job at third base, including an awesome pop fly catch at third base. Forrest also did great on offense, going 2 for 3 including two hard hit doubles and drove in two runs. Forrest we are so glad you decided to play baseball this year for the Green Monsters. We hope you are having as much fun as we are watching you play.
Evan Money was the Green Monster Player of the game in the season opener on May 26th against the Blue Diamonds. Evan is six years old and is in his rookie year of farm league with the Green Monsters.
Evan brings so much energy and enthusiasm with him and his smile is contagious. He may be the smallest Green Monster, but he has the swing intensity of someone much older. Once he gets his timing down he will produce big hits for the team.
Evan did a great job in his very first farm league game. He had a great attention span and focused on the game, which is a very hard thing for a six year old. When a ball was hit his way in the outfield Evan hustled to get to it and made a hard throw to his cutoff man, just like in practice. This made his coaches very proud.
Evan, you have been a welcome addition to the Green Monsters and we look forward to having a fun summer with you.
JayShon Wright was the Green Monster Player of the game on May 27th against UMO.
Jay is nine years old and is in his second year with the Green Monsters. He is a very versatile player because of his speed and his arm. He has been doing a great job at third base this year, a new position for him.
In Friday’s game Jay had two awesome catches. One was a popup at third base and one was on a hard hit ball to centerfield. We cannot remember the last time an outfielder on the Monsters caught a fly ball. JayShon really got the fans fired up with that Little League level catch! Jay also had a hot bat in the game going 4 for 4.
His speed running the bases is like no one else and he has a great on base percentage because he usually can beat the throw. Jay, we are very pleased with your early season performance and we are expecting more great games from you.
Hunter Berry was the Green Monster Player of the game on May 27th against UMO. Hunter is eight years old and is in his third season with the Green Monsters.
Hunter has really improved each and every year and has been doing a great job in the infield this year. In Friday’s game, Hunter was at pitcher’s mound and made several great plays in a row. It was like his glove was a ball magnet. He just missed catching a line drive, but still knocked it down and threw to first base for the out.
Hunter’s biggest moment of the game was a major league slide into third base. He slid so low the baseman couldn’t believe he missed the tag. Hunter also batted 3 for 4, including two doubles. Hunter has really stepped up this year and his coaches are most proud of the way he has matured into one of the anchors of the team.
Emily Jamison was the Green Monster Player of the Game on June 1st against Bowdoin. Emily is nine years old and is in her third year with the Green Monsters.
Emily has stepped up this year as a real leader on the team. She has been settling into first base, but also has done a great job at catcher.
In Wednesday’s game when Emily was playing the catcher’s position, she made an awesome foulball catch. It was the Green Monsters’ first out of the game. Emily is swinging the bat a lot stronger this year and she had three great hits down the third baseline.
Emily, we are looking forward to seeing you excel at 1st base this year as you gain experience and confidence.
Trenton Hutchinson was the Green Monster Player of the game on June 1st against Bowdoin.
Trenton is six years old and is in his rookie year of farm league with the Green Monsters. He has been playing ball with his cousin since he was old enough to walk and all that practicing shows.
Trenton has earned a starting infield spot, a very rare place for a six year old. In Wednesday’s game, Trenton made a great play when he was on second base. He also had three strong at bats, including a single, a double and three RBI’s. He would have gone 3 for 3, but Bowdoin’s shortstop made a great catch on Trenton’s line drive, robbing him.
Trenton, we are so glad you joined the Green Monsters this year. Your coaches appreciate your natural talent and your great listening skills.
Submitted by Kelly Berry.