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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Team of the Day: Sonny's Solid Waste

Sunday, August 4, 2002

SIKESTON -- Sonny's Solid Waste took first place in the American League this year, finishing with a record of 10-2. "I think the year was very successful," said Sonny's coach Jeff Young. "The kids were enthusiastic and we had a lot of support from the parents. We were very successfully, and I base that in large part because of the effort the kids put forth."

Tyler Selvig played first base for Sonny's. Jordan Williams was at second, Lance Garrett was on third and Jeffery Long was the catcher.

Wesley Glaus and Colton Young split time at pitcher and shortstop. The outfield consisted of Nathan Patrick in left, Nikko Galang in center and Shay Warren in right.

Young, Glaus and Long were all named first team all-stars. Selvig and Williams both made the second team.

"I think it was a total team effort," said Young. "No one specifically carried the team. Everybody filled in where we needed them to. That's how we ended up in first place."

One highlight was an 11-1 victory over Fabick in the last week of the season. The victory sealed Old Security's first place position, guaranteeing no ties.

The squad was seeded first in the year-end tournament, but lost to Old Security in the first round.

"We had a number of kids that were on vacation, at church camp and that sort of thing," explained Young. "We did our best."