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SAY Team of the Day: Nunnelee Funeral Chapel

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

SIKESTON -- Nunnelee Funeral Chapel took third place in the Musial League this year, finishing with a record of 5-9.

The squad lost four games by one run, two of which were to Musial League powerhouse Standard Democrat.

"It was kind of a roller coaster season," said Nunnelee head coach David Freed. "We started the year off 3-0, but it was kind of downhill from there. Overall, it was a pretty decent season. Our record didn't show how good our team really was."

Benjamin Freed and Josh Boese were the team's top players, switching between pitcher and shortstop. Second baseman Bryan Freed was also a standout.

Charles Carter played first base, Alec Burden was at third and Caleb Pruitt was behind the plate.

In the outfield was Austin Curtis, Josh Neal, Devon Smith, Trey Sloan and Ray Clark.

"In this league, your pitching is 75 percent of the game," explained Freed. "If you don't throw strikes, you don't win. Ben, Josh, Caleb Pruitt and Brian Freed all pitched and did a pretty good job."

Ben Freed, Boese, and Bryan Freed were all named to the all-star team.

Nunnelee was seeded third in the year-end tournament. The squad lost in the first round to Sikeston Auto Service.

Members of the 2002 Nunnelee Funeral Chapel team in the Musial League of Sikeston Area Youth League Baseball are Austin Curtis, Benjamin Freed, Josh Boese, Bryan Freed, Charles Carter, Josh Neal, Caleb Pruitt, Ray Clark, Alec Burden, Devon Smith and Trey Sloan. The team was coached by David Freed, Ron Pruitt and Mike Boese.