TAYLOR COUNTY—The Taylor County Little League season came to a close on Saturday, and as expected, each team was extremely competitive and very enjoyable to watch.
In addition, a few teams were also fortunate enough to win a league championship, while a number of other players collected some much-deserved accolades.
“It was a great season,” League President Rob Gallo shared. “Major and B Division were able to gain some experience by playing teams from Clarksburg, Bridgeport and Preston County. We saw some great improvement from not only individual players, but entire teams throughout the season. All of the divisions were extremely competitive. There was never a night I can remember where you’d come to the ballpark and were sure of the outcome.”
The Gavin Strong Orioles claimed the “Major” division championship over the Triple B Gutters Athletics, while the Williams Contracting Royals was also an extremely challenging team to face throughout the season.
In the “Minor” division, it was the R&R Services Nationals winning the championship over the Lesa’s Place Rangers after an outstanding midseason turnaround by the Rangers. The Bartlett Funeral Home Astros and Findley Excavating Mariners had excellent seasons as well.
In the “B” Division championship the Taylor County Fair Phillies snagged the title from the Bevilock Racing White Sox in a very entertaining matchup. Also playing extremely competitive were the Mark Zeck State Farm Yankees and the Summers Dairy Queen Dodgers.
Three “Team Spirit” awards were given out and the winners were Kinsey Shriver for the Williams Contracting Royals, Kaden Boram for the Gavin Strong Orioles, and Aaron Gallo for the Triple B Gutters Athletics.
In the Toothman Ford Home Run Derby it was the Orioles’ Mason Markley winning the title with an outstanding four homeruns.
Vice President of Minor League Chad Gray also expressed his gratitude toward a remarkable season. “On behalf of the Little League Board I’d like to thank all of the coaches, parents, players, and team sponsors for a successful season. I’d also like to thank Rob Gallo for all of the hard work and dedication he puts towards the youth of Taylor County.”
The Mountain Statesman would also like to say congratulations to all players, coaches, parents, and staff who made this Little League season a complete success!