Weatherford Democrat


December 9, 2012

Kangaroos send diamond pair to next step



“We do a lot of off-season work, in the weight room and with other things, but I think the overriding thing about Coach Massey and his staff is that he really pushes us individually to be the best ball player we can be,” Williams said. “And that of course, makes us better as a team.”

Williams has yet to decide the area of study he will pursue beyond his requisites, but is leaning toward a business major.

The coaching staff at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and the scenery of the Texas coast line were a couple of big draws for WHS senior Grayson Huffman, who signed a letter-of-intent to join the Islanders next year.

Huffman got a clue he was perhaps destined to have an extended career playing baseball when he was a 12-year-old pitching from 60 feet in a 14-U league. The left handers’ velocity was good and he had a penchant for sending the older batters back to the bench.

“I went straight from little league to that level and I was told then I might have an opportunity to play at the college level,” Huffman said.

Huffman is flirting with the idea of pursuing a bio-medical engineering degree, but is more interested in getting his feet wet first with required college studies before deciding conclusively where his vocational field may reside. And when studies are done for the day (of course) Huffman would also like to familiarize himself a bit more with coast fishing.

Both of the Weatherford student-athletes agree there is unfinished business to take care of while they are still wearing Roo Blue, particularly now that the immediate future plans are taking care of.

“Getting Weatherford as far as we can go in the playoffs is the most important thing to us, right now,” Huffman said. “We have a lot of talent on this team and I would like to be a part of going deeper into the playoffs than we ever have.

“We are working hard this fall, and every day to achieve those goals.”

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