MVB MVP: Gilmer County Baseball Team Starts Season 22-0


Here's a good question: How does a team win 22 consecutive games in a single season?

"I think a lot of good kids. A lot of talented kids, and then to be quite honest with you, a lot of luck along the way," Titans Head Baseball Coach Joe Frashure said.

"We just find ways to win," Gilmer County junior Austin Cunningham said. "It's not the prettiest or anything. But we come back from a lot and we battle. Our bats really come along later towards the end of the game. That really helps."

It may be a bit more than simply finding ways to win. Have you seen where these guys play?

Often times in college athletics, you hear a lot about facilities and what they mean to growing programs. But here in Gilmer County, it's the high school baseball team that has really been impacted by the change in scenery. How so, you ask? Coaches say it's pretty simple.

"With the facilities here, the batting cages, the extra cages, so many more reps for all players and just the attitude. Coming to a beautiful place to play, one of the best places around to play. I think it definitely adds to it and it definitely helps," Frashure replied.

Ike and Sue Morris donated the money for the complex, which was finished in 2007. Now six years later, the boys from Gilmer County are on a crash course towards Charleston and a chance at a state championship.

"I know coach has one state championship under his belt," Cunningham said. "I think he really wants to get another one.

"We just got to bring the bats. We've got to bring our defense and our pitching," Titans senior pitcher Karl Bennington said. "If we bring all of that stuff, then we'll get them. We'll get them in the long run."

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