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Rowan County Sports

April 20, 2012

Cave Run Muskies 11Under loaded with talent

April 20, 2012 — The Cave Run Muskies 11Under baseball team won the Kentucky Spring Classic tournament this past weekend moving their seasonal total record to 15-1 in the early season.

The tournament featured 26 teams from Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia competing for the title at Cave Run Muskies Park in 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, and 12U divisions. This is the second tournament championship so far this year for the 11U Muskies, also taking home a trophy from the Louisville 11U Invitational two weeks ago against teams from Kentucky and Indiana.

The Muskies have a difficult schedule ahead, with trips to Cincinnati, Atlanta, Myrtle Beach and Panama City Beach to come later in the year, pitting area team against some of the nation’s best teams. By year’s end, they could end up playing close to 100 games for the season.

“Our team has a tremendous amount of young talent that love playing baseball. They fear no one and believe they can play with any team in the nation”, said head Coach Scott Hacker.

“This area is going to be blessed with talent when these boys move up to the high school ranks and beyond.” Hacker stated.

The Muskies finished last season with a record of 71 wins and 7 losses, nine tournament championships, and a National Ranking as the number 10 select team in the country by Travel Ball Select.

The team is filled with local players Corey Binion, Clayton Black, Luke Burrows, AJ Hacker, Mason Ravenscraft and Shane Taylor.

As a group, the Muskies have hit 19 homeruns in 16 games, with the following tallies:

Clayton Black with five, AJ Hacker, Luke Burrows, and Corey Binion with three each, Mason Ravenscraft with two, Tanner Kimbler, Blaine Walters and Reese Johnson with 1 apiece.

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