On May 9th, Red Boiling Springs High School celebrated the end of their 2014 baseball season with an awards and dinner banquet at the high school. After players, friends and family shared a delicious meal, Coach Chris Dziekiewicz began the awards ceremony by thanking his Assistant Coaches Bradley Deckard and Tony Wheeler. He gave certificates to each of the players and individual awards to Chance Asberry for Best Infielder, Skyler Holden for Best Outfielder and Cole Dziekiewicz for Gold Glove.
Alex Mullinix was named Most Improved Player. Justin Bergdorff was named co-MVP and Nick Deckard was named MVP and All-District.
The two seniors on the team, Spencer Tuck and Kason Wheeler, were given sports duffle bags filled with with college supplies and gift cards. Both plan to attend college next year at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.
Nick Deckard with .554, Cole Dziekiewicz with .500 and Brince Crouch with .488 were named top three in on-base percentage. Coach Dziekiewicz named the top five players in batting average. “Compared to last year,” he said, “everybody’s percentage is better. In fact, every member on the team doubled their batting average this year.” The top five were Chance Asberry with .262, Dustin Bergdorff with .288, Cole Dziekiewicz with .289, Brince Crouch with .388 and Nick Deckard with .429.
Coach Dziekiewicz thanked the parents for their support and gave a gift basket to Violet Farnworth whom he named Volunteer of the Year for her part in supporting the team and
managing the team’s concession stand.
Looking back at the season, Coach Dziekiewicz said “we have to look at the positives and the biggest positive to me this year was winning seven games. It may not sound like a lot, but high school baseball at Red Boiling Springs hasn’t won that many games in five years. They are a great group of kids and overall, we had a good year. Most of the team be back next year we have a lot to look forward to.”