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SAY Team of the Day: Ferguson

Tuesday, July 9, 2002

SIKESTON -- Ferguson Medical Group took seventh place in the Rookie League of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball this year, finishing with two wins.

In the year-end tournament, the squad was defeated in the first round.

"We struggled at times because we had a very young team," explained Ferguson coach Doug Scott. "I think we had the youngest team in the league. We struggled to put four good offensive and defensive innings together on the same night. We would have one good inning, then fall to pieces the next. But we did improve as the season went on. All in all, they did fine."

Chris Alley played first base for Ferguson, Logan Hawkins was at second, Trey Tigart was at short and Taylor Scott played third.

Brian Howell was Ferguson's pitcher, and Justin Deen was behind the plate.

The outfield consisted of Dustin Deen, Coleman Johnson, Mark Blanton, Robert Thompson and Brady Glaus. Kaleb Smith played third.

"We had three or four boys that were consistent enough to be all-stars, but they didn't make it," said Scott. "We didn't have that great of a season record-wise, and I have to give credit to the parents. Nobody quit, everybody was there on time ready to play, and everybody had a good attitude. The parents were very supportive."

One highlight was beating Rookie League power 731 Realty, who went on to win the regular season and tournament championships.

Members of the 2002 Ferguson Medical Group team in the Rookie League of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball are Taylor Scott, Dustin Deen, Justin Deen, Kaleb Smith, Coleman Johnson, Chris Alley, Mark Blanton, Logan Hawkins, Trey Tigart, Robert Thompson, Brady Glaus and Brian Howell. The team was coached by Doug Scott and Chris Deen.