The Home Gas Hot Shots cemented their legacy in Little League baseball.
In last month’s championship game of the AAA playoff series, Home Gas’ offence converted 11 baserunners into eight runs scored as they rolled to an 8-1 rout of Popeyes at Field of Dreams.
The Hot Shots applied pressure early and scored four runs in the first inning on hits from Daniel Reid and Miguel Rodriguez and walks from Finigan Huffington, Kevin Weber and Jonah Pierre. Home Gas pitcher Finigan “The Terminator” Huffington was golden and struck out 13-of-20 batters faced over five innings of two-hit ball.
The playoff championship win made Home Gas double champions as they had won the division championship with an 8-4 record over the regular season.
Home Gas head coach David Butt states his squad’s success came down to teamwork.
“What does it take to be champions? It starts and ends with the players,” Butt said. “I can honestly say I have never coached a better group of players at any age or any level. They are gentlemen and a joy to coach, they were eager to learn and improve.
“I must give credit to former Home Gas head coach Dayne Brady for developing a stellar core, providing the opportunity for us to be successful; also assistant coaches Colin Reid and Wyvonne Forbes deserve credit for their dedication and support.
“Championships are a team effort and as such, we are nothing more than the sum of our parts so credit must also go to the parents and supporters of the Hot Shots. Together we became champions.”