The news came as no surprise to Wren Head Coach Randy Thompson.
“We’ve got some kids who are extremely blessed with talent, and others who are not so blessed with talent, but have the work ethic to be good players,” Thompson said. “And we’ve got some who have a mixture of the two.”
Thompson said he was excited that there are so many players from Wren on the team.
“This is good for Wren baseball, in that younger players will see this and know that if they work hard, they’re going to get attention from people.”
Seniors Elliott Caldwell, L.J. Newman, Joe Rosenberger and Brett Cash are on the team, joined by junior Trey Harris and sophomore Justin Allen.
“I guess Justin is the baby of the team,” Thompson said. “That’s OK. He’s very talented, and he won’t be intimidated.”
Thompson hopes to get a chance to go see his players on the BLWS host team, although it will be difficult due to high school football practice, which begins the during the Big League World Series.
Thompson said that Wren has had a productive summer on the football field. The team is 22-1 in 7-on-7 drills.
“We’ve got so many holes to fill, but there are some kids who are really stepping up,” Thompson said. “If they can come through for us, this could be a special season.”