Sale Creek celebrates Panthers' purr-fect baseball season
SALE CREEK, TN (WRCB) --- The Sale Creek Middle School Panthers are celebrating a feat rarely accomplished on any level of organized baseball, going unbeaten for an entire regular and post-season.
The district tournament champs were recognized Tuesday night at their awards banquet with five Panthers garnering All-County honors. Head Coach Joe Motijo was proud to hand out the well-deserved honors, but wanted little more.
" I definitely cannot take the credit, I feel blessed to even be around these young men and just have the opportunity to coach them. They're great kids, they come from great families and they worked hard this year," said Montijo humbly.
The Panthers' middle school pipeline should provide the High School a deep talent pool in the years ahead.
" Well, if they do this good right now,then, when they get more experience, they're going to be awesome ballplayers," said Panthers' team Captain Davey Warf.
Towards the conclusion of Tuesday night's awards ceremony, the team presented Coach Montijo a plaque of appreciation, commemorating his 2015 Coach of the Year honors in district and tournament.