Reds have Farragut connection for Senzel

Nick Senzel waits for a pitch as a member of Billings (Mont.) Mustangs, Cincinnati’s Class A Rookie League affiliate. Nick Senzel and his father have interesting connections with former Cincinnati Reds All-star players and 2016 Reds draft choices.

Senzel, former Farragut High School and Tennessee Volunteers star infielder who was the No. 2 overall pick in the entire Major League Baseball Draft in June, actually went to Farragut Primary School with one new Reds organization teammate.

Catcher Cassidy Brown, from Loyola Marymount University, was the Reds’ 12th-round draft choice.

“I didn’t really know that he went to my school until in the summer when we played in the Cape Cod [League] together. He was on my team … and we were talking and he told me he went to Farragut,” said Senzel, now playing Class A Rookie League Minor League Baseball in Billings, Mont. (Pioneer League). “And I was just like, ‘really?’”
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Ladies tee off to be ‘Queens For a day’

Champions of annual Fox Den Country Club Ladies Golf 18-Hole Member-Guest Tournament Thursday, June 23, from left, are Angie Beeler, Betty Dick, Grace Mutz and Grace’s daughter, Kelly Aschenbrenner. This year’s theme of “Queens For a Day” found Fox Den Country Club 18-Hole Ladies Golf members wearing crowns — and one foursome wearing giant queen playing cards —

during its annual Member-Guest Tournament awards ceremony.

Following play on the FDCC course Thursday, June 23, the 32 members and their guest, 64 in all, cooled off in the club’s Ballroom.

But the laughter and fun remained hot, as it was on the course.

The foursome of Grace Mutz, Betty Dick, Angie Beeler and Kelly Aschenbrenner won the tournament with a score of 112.

“I played well today,” said Dick, who along with husband, Jeremy, have been members of FDCC for more than 40 years. “I like golf a lot.”

However, “This is probably the first time” Dick said she has ever finished first in any golf tournament at the club. “I don’t recall any other ones.”

This same foursome played together in last year’s tournament. “I think we finished fourth,” Dick said.
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Future FHS, FMS talent shine at Invitational

Drew Patterson, a rising freshman at Farragut High School, pitches for Diamond Orange Baseball against Knoxville Stealth. This was game three during Inaugural Tennessee Nationals U13-U14 Wooden Bat Invitational at Farragut High School’s John Heatherly Field Saturday afternoon, June 25. A handful of future Farragut High School, Farragut Middle School and Hardin Valley Aca-demy baseball talent was on display at John Heatherly Field Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26.

Keito Muto, an FHS rising freshman and leadoff hit-ter/right fielder for U-14 Knoxville Stealth, scored both of his team’s runs and helped Stealth win the Inaugural Tennessee Nationals U-14/U-13 Wooden Bat Invitational.

“Keito has been a great leadoff hitter for us,” Stealth head coach Brian Bevins said after beating Tennessee Nationals 2-0 Sunday afternoon in the championship game to cap a 4-0 tourney record.

Left fielder Alex Dunlap, a rising freshman at HVA, “Had a good tournament. … He was the winning pitcher against the Nationals Saturday [a 5-4 Stealth win],” Bevins said.
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