Rory Bryer

Rory Bryer, the man who had baseball on his mind and a bat in his hand. He started his baseball career young, watching the game, playing the game, learning its ins and outs. He started when he was 8 years old, learning from his coaches wisdom and teachings of the game. He was a literal prodigy, tee ball wasn’t even close to the realm of his ability. Rory Townsend Bryer, made his way up the ladder of baseball by testing his ability to play. Rory’s favorite baseball team is the Boston Red Sox, his favorite player is “Big Pappi “ who also played for the Boston Red Sox. What drives Rory Bryer to still play you ask? Rory uses his intuition and the drive the bring home a win, not only for himself but for his team. When Rory was in the 8th grade he won himself a home run derby and he’s been virtually unstoppable since.

Rory is a team player, he has been since he starts baseball his freshman year. He appreciates his teammates most when he is out on the field, but who does Rory look to when he needs the most help? Rory looks to faith and religion. His mother has supported him since he began baseball, driving him to his games, practices, dinners, Meet the team, banquets everything he has had to be at his parents have taken him there and he couldn’t appreciate it more them being there. He’s grateful for all he has in life. Rory’s favorite teammate is one that is also in his class of 2017, his name is Trey Trucksis. Rory has a great appreciation for his coach, Mr. Agnew, he made true leaps to get Rory to play to his best of ability. He caught Rory at his worst and at his best moments. He pushed Rory to be the best he could and Rory has taken that advice and used it for the best.

Rory’s main goal for his senior year is to play to the best of his ability and really show what he is capable of. He has already started his workouts and conditioning himself for this year’s Beaver Local Baseball team season. Rory’s plan for after high school are to attended Kent state university to get bachelor’s in business and keep his dream for baseball fueled but not lost.

Optimistic About the Season

Mr. Flint grew up attending school at Beaver Local. He was an athlete himself, playing baseball, basketball, and football. After graduating at Beaver Local, Flint went to college at Youngstown State University, then landed a teaching job back at his alma mater. Along with his job as an intervention specialist, he is also the varsity assistant baseball coach. When I sat down to ask Flint about the upcoming season, his answers were quite optimistic.
With the loss of six seniors, one being the big lefty pitcher Dominic Muscari, the Beavers’ baseball team will be fairly new and young this year. “Dominic was definitely a big loss on the mound, but that just leaves room for kids to step up and take charge,” said Flint. “Chase Wilcox and Shane Salyers will have to step up and fill the starting pitcher positions.” Mr. Flint believes that having the team as young as they are this year will not only be an experiment but will also be used as motivation and drive for a successful year.
To have the great year the team is hoping for, the Beavers will have to overcome their weaknesses from last year. I asked Flint what must be improved from last year and he replied, “Timely hitting and errors were really the big things that killed us on the field last year. If we can get those straightened out, we should have a solid year.” Knowing that, the team has taken an early start preparing for the season. Alongside with any offseason work the players have been doing on their own, there has been lifting sessions at the complex and player can attend. The beavers have also began having batting practice, as well as getting some fundamental work in.
Coming off of a 13-10 record last year, Mr. Flint and the beavers hope for another solid year again this season. Although the team is very young, the team is still expecting to compete with anyone they are matched up against. Having nearly the same schedule as last year, the Beavers know how to prepare for the upcoming season.