|2008 11U Inside Sports KC Blues|
11U Inside Sports KC Blues
Returning to the KC Blues is their pitching rotation of Casey Kelley, Noah Croft and Connor Goetz. They combined for a record of 37-5 last year against top level competition. Also returning is Eli Patterson who led the team in saves including saves in both victories at the Elite 24 last year. His fastball is deadly causing other teams to look at their radar guns in disbelief. Casey returns at the lead off spot where he led the squad in on-base percentage at 0.623, stolen bases and home runs. The top two hitters on last years team return in Noah Croft and Tyler Garrison with 150 RBI’s between them. Batting 0.530 and 0.489 respectively provided many nightmares for opposing managers. Connor Goetz who batted 0.700 at the Elite and 0.425 in the regular season returns this year at 1B and pitcher. Connor’s 59 RBI’s were third on the team. He returns along with Eli Patterson to form power throughout the lineup. Griffin Robinson returns to anchor down centerfield and just might be the best outfielder in the Midwest region.
This year the KC Blues have challenged themselves with an aggressive Spring/Summer schedule. In their mind, the best way to get better is to play the best. Therefore, they will travel to compete against the best teams in the nation. They will compete in six different states in 2008 including three Super NITs (OK, CO, and KC) with a focus on returning to the Elite 24.
The team is made up of players throughout the greater KC region that come together with one goal in mind and that is to win a national title. TBS will watch the progress of Inside Sport KC Blues this year and will not be surprised if they climb to the top 10 of TBS Rankings.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2008 08:09|