John is going to need a bigger shelf.
The Mid-MO Stars finished out their 2020 season coming from behind once again. It was 4-2 going into the bottom of the sixth inning against a great Missouri Gators team, and the boys showed just how far they have come this season. Rather than give up, they took advantage of a bases-loaded balk and then a single to win 5-4.
In everything that was accomplished this season, I am most proud of how John handled himself today. He was struggling and the coaches really got on him, but he came back to give everything he had to help his team win instead of shutting down. That shows maturity and, just possibly, it is the realization that he can play through a bad day.
Way to go, Stars! You all make watching baseball fun! In 20 years, I hope each of you remembers this year. You left it all on the field. You showed so much heart. But, most importantly, you played for each other. It doesn’t get any better than that.