BOTTOM ROW:  Austin Buie, Brayden Fouts, Kollin Gretencord, Bru Haas, Conner Elder, Eli Blazic SECOND ROW: Cody Davis, Eli Jensen, Ozzy Poage, Kendall Crowell, Elson Blanding BACKROW COACHES: Derik Fouts, Ryan Gretencord, Brock Haas, Robert Davis Submitted photo

BOTTOM ROW: Austin Buie, Brayden Fouts, Kollin Gretencord, Bru Haas, Conner Elder, Eli Blazic SECOND ROW: Cody Davis, Eli Jensen, Ozzy Poage, Kendall Crowell, Elson Blanding BACKROW COACHES: Derik Fouts, Ryan Gretencord, Brock Haas, Robert Davis Submitted photo

Facing strong competition, the Blazers AA baseball team is making its mark in the Blue Valley Gold Glove League.
Coached by Robert Davis, the 10-and-under Blazers finished first in league last season and were ranked as one of the top 25 Single A teams in the state of Kansas.
This year the team enters AA competition. Despite the increased level of competition, the Blazers have five boys batting .400, and the team has more than 20 extra base hits.
“This group is like a family,” said Davis. “We began practice in January and have been working hard ever since. We practice twice a week, play a league game and then tourney competition over the weekend.”
So far, the Blazers have competed in four tournaments, played on 15 different fields in six different complexes.
Recently the team advanced to the semifinals in the Cowtown Showdown. They lost to the eventual champion.
The team will complete its season in late June at the AA Kansas State Championship tournament.
Davis has help in assistant coaches Derik Fouts, Ryan Gretencord, and Brock Haas.
The roster includes Austin Buie, Brayden Fouts, Kollin Gretencord, Bru Haas, Conner Elder, Eli Blazic, Cody Davis, Eli Jensen, Ozzy Pogue, Kendall Crowell and Elson Blanding.