Little Big Leaguer
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:37:19 GMT —
It's what every person whose ever played baseball dreams about.
Last chance to win, your teammates are in scoring position and you are the one they're counting on.
"I was worried," said Brady Alverson, who led his North All-Star squad to the District 14 title.
But even though Alverson, of the Saginaw Township North All-Stars, was worried, he never wavered - coming through in the clutch, and knocking in the game-winning runs in a walk-off District 14 Championship win over Bay City Southwest.
"There were runners on 2nd and 3rd, and they got a ball on me - I mean a strike - and then they threw me a curveball and I just hit it to the wall. And I knew we won," Alverson said.
"He got a great pitch to hit," says Manager John Sullivan. He hit right into his gap, where he hits the ball real hard, and what a feeling. It's a good job."
And what makes this story really unique, especially for Brady, is not only did he get the job done at the plate, but he also got the job done on the mound as well.
It was Brady who the team sent to the mound in the top of the 6th - runners were in scoring position, but Alverson limited the damage and gave his chance a team to win.
"I was just going to try and throw strikes, and try and throw my hardest so they couldn't hit it," says Alverson. "That's what Coach Smith and Coach Sullivan, and everyone else was telling me to do, and that's what I was going to do."
Now the North All-Stars move onto the state little league tournament this weekend in Oakridge, where Brady like his team's chances.
"I think we'll have a good outcome. We have good pitching and hitting."
Two things we know Brady can already do when the pressure is on.