MOUNTAIN RIDGE LITTLE LEAGUE ROSTER
Larry Quaney coached Mountain Ridge All-Star teams to the West Regional in 2010 and 2013 and has been part of the league for 12 years.
Here is the team that will represent the West at this year’s Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., with a comment from Quaney on each player:
Dillon Jones/IF/“Very good fielder and contact hitter.”
Justin Hausner/P, Utility/“Really good pitcher after the top two.”
Dominic Clayton/Utility/“Star in the making. Can play any position on the field.”
Drew LaSpaluto/2B/“Kid has a heart of gold. Very confident. A gamer.”
Alex Barker/OF/“He probably knows the game better than anyone on the team.”
Josh Zuehlsdorff/Utility/“Great utility player. Does well anywhere they play him.”
Josiah Cromwick/C/“Really competes hard. Plays his role very well.”
Brennan Holligan/P, IF/“Throws really hard; great power hitter.”
Payton Brooks/Utility/“A new kid who’s a great utility player.”
Bradley Stone/SS/“Very good player; good hitter; all-around talent.”
Austin Kryszczuk/P/“I’d be surprised if he isn’t the best player at the World Series.”
Zachary Hare/Utility, P/“Good off-speed pitcher. Just came off major (shoulder) injury.”
Dallan Cave/OF/“Very good fielder; good hitter; team player.”
Andrew Matulich/Utility/“Another gamer. Will do anything that is asked of him.”
Manager: Ashton Cave.
Coaches: Bob Kryszczuk and Roland Watkins.
— ED GRANEY