The Lower Southampton Junior Legion baseball team recently captured its second league title in just three years. They also earned a spot in the playoffs all three years, as well as compiled over 80 wins during that timeframe. What made this run even more noteworthy was how unexpected it was.
“Outside of the players and coaches on this team, no one really expected it,” said Brett Canimore, head coach of the Lower South Junior Legion team. “Lower South has had pretty limited success in the past, but we are definitely gaining credibility now within the league.”
Lower South captured its first title as the Prep Legion League champs, when the team was comprised of 13-year-olds. The following year they came out strong again, finishing second in their league and earning another playoff spot.
“Our focus was to cultivate a real team atmosphere for everyone,” Brett said. “The guys were more interested in picking one another up, than worrying about their individual stuff, like batting average.”