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A year removed from finishing second in both the youth baseball machine league regular season and tournament, the Cubs and coach Jamie Fryman got vindication on June 11, winning the league regular and tournament championships on their way to a 19-1 season.
"The team had their moments this year. There were eight players on the team last season, and we all wanted to win the championship," Fryman said.
The Cubs defeated the Cardinals 6-5 in their first game of the tournament. Trailing 5-2, Carrigan Ruber got a hit to start the game-winning rally for the Cubs.
In the championship game, the Cubs defeated the Yankees 8-6.
"It was a total team effort. There was not one player who carried our team," Fryman said.
Leading the team throughout the season were Corey Fryman (shortstop and pitcher), Colby Glass (second baseman and catcher) and Dustin Smith (first base).
"They were solid anywhere they played," Fryman said.
The Cubs will have seven players representing the team on the All-Star team this year as Fryman, Glass and Smith will join Seth Beagle, Derrick West, Hunter Renfro and Isiah Magee at the All-Star Tournament on June 20 in Oldham County.
Assistant coach Kenny Edmondson enjoyed the season with the Cubs.
"The boys and girls did really well this year. I feel like they learned the basics, and we were really proud of them all," Edmondson said.
Fryman echoed Edmondsons sentiments.
"We had a good season. We will have eight players leaving our team," Fryman said.
Fryman wanted to thank Grant County Drugs for sponsoring his team this season.
Members of the team were: Corey Fryman, Hunter Renfro, Dustin Smith, Colby Glass, Seth Beagle, Isiah Magee, Derrick West, Hunter Stidams, Owen McKenney, Lexi Stall, Carrigan Ruber and Gage Gabbert. The coaching staff was Jeremy Fryman, Kenny Edmondson and Duane Stidams.