Earlier this month, the Central Accomack Major Softball Team captured the District 8 title, earning a bid to the Virginia State Tournament. Wayne Greer is a coach and he gave an insight into this year’s team.
Pencek: How was this team put together?
Greer: It is a collection of regular season players in our league.
Pencek: What did winning District mean to you?
Greer: Winning was very exciting. This group of girls have won the district three of the four years they have been together. This is their last year of little league. They can play Jr. League next year that is sponsored by Little League as well.
Pencek: How long have you been involved with Little League?
Greer: I have been coaching and on the board 11 years.
Pencek: What is your background?
Greer: I have coached for past 11 years. I also coached baseball for Central Accomack for a number years. I coached Nandua Middle School softball and a 16U showcase team, the Delmarva Aces in Berlin.
Pencek: What stands out to you about the run of your team thus far?
Greer: The way they hit during the championship game. Every player contributed. Good hitting and keeping the runners advancing in turns scores runs.
Pencek: Discuss the Little League tradition in your area.
Greer: Traditionally Central Accomack is known for a strong fundamentally sound team. We have some extremely good and dedicated coaches in our area that spend quality time teaching good fundamentals. It also shows in our middle and high school programs.
Pencek: What sense do you have of the support in the area for the team?
Greer: I can’t speak enough of the support from our community. Every year the support is overwhelming. Our community wants these kids to experience all they can. In fact as I write this at the Elks Lodge in Accomack preparing a spaghetti dinner. The Elks are big supporters of the league as well as numerous other businesses on the Shore. They are the ones who keep us up and running.