Coach Colton Booher is excited to end his junior high baseball season with a group of kids who have worked incredibly hard to make a great team. With more wins than loses he is proud to say he accomplished his goal in teaching this group of boys how to play ball!
Coach is busy working on and off the field; he is twenty seven years old, has a one year old, and works for Belden’s in the oil fields. He is from St. Elmo originally but now lives in Effingham, IL. Colton played baseball through high school and then two years in college. Colton wanted to become a coach because he loves the game of baseball and thinks he can teach young players techniques he has learned in his years of playing.
Team leaders Nick Rosborough, David Stine, and Jace Mcwhorter have really stepped up this season by helping younger players. The team's strengths would be hitting, running, and all around athleticism. Some of the team's weaknesses are defensive consistency, and it takes some game time to get the pitchers to adjust. As summer camps go they only have summer leagues and most boys played on a team. One summer camp is called Focus, where the main goal is to help the kids out in positions they play.
Coach Booher expects focus and effort from his kids everyday. He also wants them to pay attention and absorb what the coaches teach them to make them a better player. When the season is over he wants the kids to have much more baseball knowledge then when they started. He wants them to feel proud of what they have accomplished this season, and most importantly know how to play the game the right way.
The boys involved in the 2016 JH baseball team include eighth graders David Stine, Jace McWhorter, Francisco Viramontes, Nicholas Rosborough, Alex Higgs, and Jaxson Tish. Seventh graders are Brady Maxey, Dalton Myers, Nathan Grull, Wyatt Chandler, Kevin Hall, Taylor Smith, Gavyn Smith, Dillan Powell, Lukas Miller, Corbin Christensen, and Cole Jennings. Good luck to these boys next week at regionals!
By Evyn Barker