FRONT ROW: Koy Randel, Cody Warmke, Kollin Gretencord and Brayden Fouts BACK ROW: Nathan Cochran, Elson Blanding, Mitch Mauk, Cody Davis, Austin Buie, Eli Jensen and Parker Choate Submitted photo


The Next Level Gardner Blazers 11 and under baseball team is making its mark in area league and tournament play.
The team began league play in the Blue Valley Gold Glove League in early April and recently took third place in the Big League Chew tournament at 3&2 Stadium. The tournament hosted over 250 teams, including 21 teams in the 11 and under division.
Coached by Robert Davis, the team sets its sights on a state title in late June.
Assisting Davis are Caleb Blanding, Ryan Gretencord and Derik Fouts.
Their roster includes Elson Blanding, Austin Buie, Parker Choate, Nathan Cochran, Cody Davis, Braydon Fouts, Kollin Gretencord, Eli Jensen, Mitch Mauk, Koy Randel and Cody Warmke.