February 26, 2021

Brave Baseball Senior Spotlight: Tray Owens

Tray Owens (Photo: Heard County Braves Baseball on Facebook

(Franklin, GA) — This week Heard County Braves Baseball on Facebook is highlighting each of the five senior Brave baseball players.

Head coach Trent Bianco Each one of these guys is a true definition of what it means to be a “Brave.” Today’s senior is Tray Owens.

Below are some thoughts from each coach about Tray.

Thursday night, Braves baseball turned the lights on Alford Field to honor the 2020 Seniors.

Coach Tyler Spradlin on Tray:

“Tray, I’ve been blessed to watch you excel over the past two years in football and baseball. Your dog mentality when you stepped into the box or on the mound was something special and that not everyone has. I’m gonna miss your goofiness and I’m even gonna miss your terrible questions in the classroom too. I love you bud and you know if there is anything I can help you with, I’m a phone call away.”

Coach Hornsby on Tray:

“It has been a pleasure to watch you grow from a pudgy boy early in your career to the most feared hitter in the entire West Georgia area. I have enjoyed watching you punish opposing pitchers almost as much as I have enjoyed dominating you in our wrestling matches! I’m going to miss you bud but feel free to come back and get slammed one more time in the years to come.”

Coach Porter on Tray:

“Tray was a selfless leader. When the game was on the line he wanted the ball in his hands, but not for himself, but rather so he could help the team succeed. An ace pitcher. A defensive plug. And an offensive juggernaut.”

Coach Trevor Spradlin on Tray:

“So proud at how far you’ve come. I know the season didn’t end like we could have ever imagined, but it was truly a pleasure to watch you play. I know you will be as successful as you want to be at the next level.”

Coach Bianco on Tray:

“One of the best compliments I can give a player is that you always wanted the ball in the big moment. It was apparent when you pitched in a Sweet 16 game against Bleckley County your freshman year that there wasn’t going to be a moment too big for you. It didn’t matter if you were on the mound or at bat you always wanted to be in the situation where you could make the most difference in a game. Your list of accomplishments as a Brave is long and would have been even longer if our season wasn’t cut short. You’ve worked your butt off so our team could be better. Thank you for showing up every day and doing it with a great attitude. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to see what you do at the next level. Continue to want the ball in the big spot and you’ll be great. Thank you for always showing up when our team needed you.”

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