Cushingberry chosen for World Series

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Chris Cushingberry has spent the summer playing baseball for the Kentucky Rockers out of Versailles, but next week he'll be playing in the U.S.S.S.A. World Series as a member of the Greysbranch Yankees.

The Yankees are a 13-under baseball team based in Kentucky that Cushingberry has played against during the season. Greysbranch was able to pick up three players for the World Series, and Cushingberry was one of their selections.

"Meeting Chris Cushingberry came as we played a doubleheader against his team this season," said Greysbranch coach Greg Logan. "He pitched against us and also played shortstop. While pitching, Chris threw the ball very well and showed all the proper mechanics that it takes to become a great pitcher. Also what impressed me was the way he handled himself on and off the field."

Cushingberry has been primarily a pitcher and shortstop for the Rockers this summer, and he played centerfield this past spring on Franklin County High School's freshman baseball team.

"I threw against the top teams we played," Cushingberry said, "and they asked me to play in the World Series with them."

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