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By Don Ogle 

Sidney captures title

 

Don Ogle

Sidney's Junior baseball team captured the Sidney Senior Tournament title over the weekend. Team members include: back row from left, Coach Chris Gabis, Coach Caleb Sutton, Logan Sircy, Arik Doty, Paul Kratzer, Zack Means, Dante Peterson, Brett Jaggers, Coach Ray Witt and Coach Kyle Burton. Front row from left, Kyler Lenzen, Eli Ahrens, James Riva, Izaak Glanz, Zachary Holtz, Jackson Witt and Grant Campbell. Not pictured is Tommy Ellwanger

Since the season opener, Sidney Junior baseball coach Ray Witt has said he really wasn't counting his Juniors' record against Legion Senior teams.

With only two Senior-age players showing up for baseball at the beginning of the season, Sidney was forced to abandon the Senior program and focus on the Juniors. As such, Witt knew from the start the bulk of games played in a Senior schedule would be an uphill battle.

From the start, he maintained his Juniors were a talented group of players and expected big things from them as they grew into their roles.

Turns out, he was right.

Witt's Juniors...



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