Otto’s Outlaws: Left to Right - Joey Long, Quinn Sundling, Kolson Babcock, Ike Ielase, Brody Myers, Nolan Maddox, Myeles Spencer, Tommy Tatters, Logan Altman, Gabe Johnson, Boe Minnicks and Isiah Rodgers. Back Row left to right: Coaches - Mark Minnicks, Darryl Schiberl, Kip Babcock and Ricky Long.
Congratulations to the Otto’s Outlaws who finished the regular season a perfect 13-0.
The Outlaws compete in a nine team league made up of two teams from A-C Valley, Rimersburg, Cranberry, New Bethlehem and one from Leeper.
Leading the charge for the Outlaws on offense with the highest on base percentage (OBP) was Gabe “Big Game” Johnson (.794) and Quinn “Dime Dropper” Sundling (.783)followed by Kolson “KoleTrain” Babcock (.750) and Joey “Votto” Long (.750). As a team they finished with an overall OBP average of .570.
The Outlaws scored 218 runs and averaged 17 runs per game while holding their opponent to just 3 runs per game.
Spearheading the Outlaws juggernaught defense was all-world catcher Quinn “Dimedropper” Sundling and super utility man Ike “Nails” Ielase. Nails was backed by a gang of solid defenders which included; 1B-Bo“Diddley” Minnicks, 2B-Kolson KoleTrain” Babcock, SS-Maddox “Maddog” Nolan,
C-Quinn “Dimedropper” Sundling, 3B-Logan “Bear” Altman, OF/C – Brody “Blue” Myers, OF/C- Joey “Votto” Long, OF-Myeles “Deamon” Spencer, OF-Tommy “Gun” Tatters, OF-Isiah “Zay Hey Kid” Rodgers and SS/OF- Gabe “Big Game” Johnson.
The team had many highlight reel plays and finished the regular season completing a triple play against Rimersburg to add an exclamation point on the season.
The Outlaws are coached by Kip Babcock, Darryl Schiberl, Ricky Long and Mark Minnicks.
Coach Kip Babcock lamented on the regular season and coaching the kids. “We had a great group of boys that we have been lucky enough to have the core of them for the last 3+ years. I have got to see them cry and I have got to see them celebrate with happiness. More so the latter this year as all the hard work and dedication to baseball finally came full circle and is paying off for them. It is like a story book ending and couldn’t be more deserving of them. They have developed and grew as a team together. As a coach having the team chemistry is priceless. They never gave up, they played hard and strived to win just like the pledge they read before the games. I have preached to them my motto for three years and I hope someday they can pass it on to their sons or daughters: Attitude+Effort=Respect. I hope they enjoyed the ride as much as I did and would love to have them all back next year. I would also like to thank my Grandpa Bill Schruers for lighting a fire inside of me at a young age for baseball and I hope I have done the same for these boys.
The Outlaws captured a bye in the first round of the playoffs but will begin their playoff run on Monday, June 28th at 6 pm in Emlenton. The third round game will be played on Wednesday, June 30th in Emlenton at 8:00 pm.
If you are looking for something to do this week stop by the Emlenton Little League field and root on the Outlaws.
Special thanks to the Todd Newton Family for the generous donation to the Emlenton Little League this year.