Southern Express 12U Wins Nations Baseball Team of the Year Award
The Southern Express 12U Baseball Team won the Nations Baseball 12U and Up Team of the Year Award at the 8th Annual Greater Charlotte Hot Stove League Awards Dinner on January 24th. The team capped off a wonderful season of baseball by winning the prestigious award.
The 12u Southern Express team was originally formed in the Spring of 2013 as a 10u team. Coached by Mike Moore originally, Kelly Paris joined as a full time coach in the Spring of 2014. Over the past year as an 11u team in the Spring and a 12u team in the Fall the team compiled 35-15-1 record and captured 3 tournament championships. The fall saw a clear jump in the teams development seeing the team compile a 19-4 record. Over the past two seasons the coaches Mike Moore and Kelly Paris have led with a clear eye towards development and that commitment has seen the players take steady strides in becoming smarter players and solid teammates with team-first attitudes.
11u/12u Express Team Members include; Matt Tuomala, Zach Schaefer, Owen Becker, Hutch Bray, Luke Metzler, Harrison Bobbit, Matthew Giovanelli, Jacob Powell, Hudson Mankin, Dylan Honaker, Joey Kong, Patrick Matthews and Huck Wathan.