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Hurricanes finish atop standings

Any time a team finishes with the best record in a league, there is always a lot to be proud and thankful of.

The Miami Hurricanes of the Dixie Youth baseball league is that team, and thanks to its 10-3 record, was the first team to claim its league this season.

“It feels great,” head coach Rickey Henderson said about finished with the best record in the league.

“It just shows that this team really pulled together, worked hard and did what they were suppose to do.”

The Hurricanes got the season started off on the right foot, winning its first five games.

And a big reason for the success the team had was because of the older players on team, according to the coach.

“The older guys did a great job of helping the younger guys develop,” Henderson said.

“Everyone had a great season and got better as it went a long but the older guys did a lot to help this team out.”

The six players Henderson was referring to were Conner Adler, Marquese Christian, Cody Henderson, Morgan Sullivan, Cole Wilson and Ty Witherington.

“This season was a lot of fun,” said Adler, who was a pitcher and shortstop for the Hurricanes.

“Everyone improved and we all communicated well, which was a big part of the season for us.”

Each of the six players is 12 years old, and all said this was a special season.

“It was a lot of fun all season long,” said Wilson, who hit hits first ever home run this season.

Even though the kids may have learned a lot, winning made the season even better.

“Winning was a lot of fun,” Witherington said. “We were able to hit the ball well and it helped a lot.”

Witherington himself did well at the plate, hitting two home runs during the season.

“We played well, and I think we are all better now,” he said.