Hickory Hornets make
history!! The 2014 12U Hickory Hornets made it all the way to
the United States final in the Cal Ripken World Series. They
opened the competition winning the Homerun Derby (Colton Knoble).
This was the second straight year that a Hickory player claimed
this title. They had two players named to the ALL World Series
team (Garrett McIlhenney and Phil Winfield) and two players
receiving Gold Gloves for Defensive play (Colton Knoble and Ryan
Ishak). In addition, they had one player (Garrett McIlhenney)
break a World Series record for the most hits in a series that
led to a record breaking .667 batting average. The boys are
photographed with their awards to include cowboys hats that were
given to them as a show of appreciation from the Canandian team.