Several Northern Kentucky baseball teams saw success on the diamond recently surely outshining their professional counterparts across the river.
The Lil' Nasty Boys District 22 Knothole team, the Pride Athletics' under nine D Senior team and the Pride Athletics' coach pitch knothole team won their respective championships.
The Lil' Nasty Boys are made up of 11 and 12-year-old boys from Northern Kentucky, including Newport, Bellevue Fort Thomas and others.
The Nasties (as they refer to themselves) won the Greater Cincinnati Class B City Tournament on Sunday July 20 at Blue Ash Sports Center.
The Nasties put up a perfect 7-0 season and defeated their district 22 rival, The Shamrocks, from Ft. Thomas.
The Nasties won the best 2 out of 3 finals by sweeping the Sunday double header against The Shamrocks.
The Nasties won game one 5-4 by a strong pitching performance by Cody Mueller and Matthew Wimmers. In game two it would also be Mueller with the game winning two out single to right field in the bottom of the 6th to score Gunner Barnes from third base and give the Nasties a 4-3 victory. Awesome pitching from Matthew Wimmers & Gunner Barnes helped lead the Nasties to the game two win.
The team is coached by Chase Barger, Dave Barger, Jason Barnes and Kenny Piccirillo.
The team is made up of the following boys: Buddy Atkins, Gunner Barnes, Matthew Barnes, Nathan DeBurger, Christian Dominguez, Karac Clayton, Bradon Fogelman, Austin Hyder, Cody Mueller, Jimmy Sheffel, Joey Sheffel and Matthew Wimmers.
The Lil' Nasty Boys also won their district with a 13-0 record in the regular season.
The other teams that won their respected tournament championships were part of Pride Athletics. Those teams were the nine and under knothole team and the coach pitch knothole team.
The coach pitch team won its tournament championship and the 9U (D Senior) team won the Greater Cincinnati Knothole Association City Tournament.
The 9U team finished the season with a 28-4 record.
The 9U team was comprised of the following boys: Luke Wiles, Evan Dickerson, Jack Hendrix, Tyler Layman, Seth Ryan, Chad Atkins, Brady Diedenhofer, Dawson Hosea, Charles Hartig, Robbie Sandfoss, Sam Robinson, Charlie Noon, Coby Kramer, Coach Rusty Kramer.
The team was coached by Jeff Wiles, Bill Robinson, Kris Hendrix and Tim Diedenhofer.
The coach pitch knothole team was made up of the following boys: Grayson Schwalbach, Brady Robinson, Harrison Gamble, Ben Colwell, Rio Litmer, Alex Race, Charlie Messmer, Griffin Barlow, Ryder Brennenstuhl, Brooks Hendrix, Christian Greenwell, Thomas Messmer, J.P. Shaffer, Vaughn Brumer and Max McNay.
This team was coached by Ben Messmer, Kris Hendrix, Andy Brennenstuhl, Brandon Barlow, Matt Colwell and Jess Greenwell.
Camden McAtee, Logan Henry, Parker Cleveland, Charlie Gorman, Drew Hack,Aidan Halpin, Oliver Harris, Matthew Grimme, Jack Schneider, Mason Welsch,
Foster Schuett, Austin Rhea, Nick Robinson
We would like to congratulate all of these young men in their accomplishments and hard work as well as the coaches for their sacrifice and dedication for teaching the players about the importance of teamwork, dedication and gamesmanship.
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