The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
By Becky Smith, The Quill
The La Harpe Boys Intermediate Division Summer League Baseball team finished the season by winning the championship of the boys intermediate division tournament held in La Harpe the second week of July.
The La Harpe team had the league's best record to capture the No. 1 seed for the tournament and finished the season with only one loss which came during the regular season.
The tournament included teams from Carthage, Dallas City, Hamilton, La Harpe, Nauvoo, Stronghurst, and Warsaw.
Coach Broc Finch said there were 17 boys on his team and he was nervous about coaching this many. He states "I am so proud of this group of boys. They made it easy, they worked hard, had very positive attitudes and were great teammates. Regardless of the team on the field, they've impressed me. I hope these boys came away with a great experience and that it will lead to many great memories as it has for me. I am just thankful for them allowing me to be a part of their journey."
From left to right: Front row: Mitchell Sparrow, Ashton Graves, Carter Chapin, Khile Stonger, Jackson Shallenberger, Caden Cox, Maddox Burr. Middle row: Lucas Finch, Deaken Gittings, Reagan Van Niewaal, Tyler Tanner, Carson Purdy, Cole McConnell, Jayden Combites, Isaac Link, Johnny Ravenscraft. Back row: Coach Broc Finch and Coach Tony Chapin. (Not pictured: Coach Tim Purdy and Tre Neiderman)
Picture (courtesy of Brianne Burr)