South Point Spring Sports Seniors highlight
This is the fifth in a series of articles highlighting the South Point High spring sports seniors. This article focuses on the seniors on the varsity baseball team. Coach Jason Lineberger writes:
Jose Mota is the first player we’ve ever had to make the team for the first time as a senior. Jose is a hard worker, an energy giver, and a great teammate. His attitude and effort made us better.
Brian Mellette is the only three year starter we had. Brian had a great career at South Point. He was consistent and reliable. He rarely missed any offseason workouts in his four years. Brian was voted captain by his teammates.
Andrew Shell is cool under pressure. Andrew never got rattled when things didn’t go his way. We were counting on him to deliver a bunch of clutch hits this spring. He has a great attitude regardless of the circumstances.
Grayson Thomas was our most experienced pitcher. Grayson was going to be our go-to guy on the mound. He is a gritty and crafty pitcher who knows how to get people out despite not being the biggest or hardest throwing pitcher.
Andrew Warren is a great two sport athlete. Andrew is big, strong, and fast. He sustained an arm injury wrestling, and didn’t get to play at all. A healthy Andrew would have been one of our best players. However, he came to practice and games and helped the team anyway he could. Andrew is a high character player who was always coachable and willing to help.
As a whole these these five seniors left the program better than they found, and they will all be missed greatly. They have shown the work ethic, perseverance, and toughness to be successful regardless of what the pandemic or any other obstacle is thrown at them.