Garrett Castle, a 17-year-old senior baseball player at Scott High School this past season, has been selected out of thousands of players across the country to make the Baseball Factory National Team.
Castle will be competing in the “Pirate City World Series” in Bradenton, Florida.
“I am very excited to have made this prestigious team of outstanding baseball players,” Castle said. “We will be competing against the best players and teams in the country and will be coached by professional baseball players and pro scouts.”
Castle has played baseball for Scott High School since he was in the 9th grade. He plays 3rd base, 1st base and pitches.
“I’ve trained for years with the hopes and dreams of playing with the best,” he said. “This great experience will help me reach my highest potential and receive national recognition to help me play college baseball. It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
The coaches have said that Castle has college potential and they love having him on the team.
“Garrett did a great job at his first ever workout with us yesterday and I am excited to invite him to play on an Under Amour National Team,” said Chris Brown, Baseball Factory Player Development Coordinator.
Castle did his try-out for the team on June 17 as a 3rd baseman.
The World Series is scheduled for July 30 through Aug. 8.
Castle is seeking sponsors to help support his trip. Anyone wishing to help him can send a donation to 517 James Branch Road, Wharton, WV 25208.
“My goals are to play baseball in college and maybe someday play professionally,” he said.
Castle is the son of David and Cara Castle. He is also the grandson of Boone County Sheriff Randall White and Pam White of Wharton.
For more information about the Baseball Factory, visit the online web site at www.baseballfactory.com
(Fred Pace is the Editor for the Coal Valley News. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 304-369-1165, or on Twitter @fcpace62)