Knights Looking To Win
The past two seasons have been the two most successful back-to-back years in Tyler Consolidated school history. The coaches are really looking forward to getting the season underway and hope to continue with their recent success.
The Knights return several kids with starting experience, including Tyler West – who was a first team LKC choice a year ago. Also returning with a wealth of experience are seniors Dylan Seckman, Jake Rice and Noah Smith. Cody Klages will also be returning for his fourth year as a Silver Knight.
Junior standout Gage Huffman will be relied on to provide quality pitching, while also manning short stop and center field. Huffman will most likely lead off the batting order and put pressure on the opposition on the bases with his speed. Huffman, West, and Smith will likely be the starting rotation, while several new faces will be counted on from the bullpen. Rice will return behind the plate; he has become the complete catcher and does a great job with the pitching staff.
Creed Ammons, with some starting experience, will look to hold down a corner outfield spot. Seckman will be returning with a steady glove at first base, while also being used as a situational pitcher – along with some underclassmen. Junior Braden Rine looks to take over a spot in the infield after being a bench bat and utility player over his first two years in the program.
The freshman class made up of Case Landis, Weston Henderson, Nicholas Shafer, Ryan Fletcher and Garrett Ammons have been working extremely hard to learn the Knights program and expectations and will be counted on to contribute right away.
“Our philosophy remains the same, which is to make routine plays, throw strikes, and get on base at a high clip,” stated coach Robby Jones.
“We believe in being fundamentally sound and putting pressure on opponents. This team will have a lot of determination and give full effort each time out. The LKC is a very formidable baseball conference, and bringing our best effort each time out will be crucial,” stated Coach Jones. “
“We talk a lot about expectations and the right way to think in the classroom, in our communities, and on the ball field.
“We want to invite everyone out to watch an exciting brand of baseball, especially April 12 and 13 for our 3rd annual Boggs Wooden Bat Classic.”
The Silver Knights will open the 2019 season on Wednesday, March 13, versus Williamstown at 4:30 p.m., and will be home on March 15 against Wirt County, beginning at 5 p.m.
The Silver Knights are coached by Robby Jones and Bryan Ferrell.