Ronnie Combs, a 7th grader at the Roslyn Middle School and the starting catcher of the Albertson Astros was recently inducted into the prestigious American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown, NY, which is, of course, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
There are currently 2.2 million 12-year olds that compete annually across the country in Little League baseball. It is estimated that there is a one-in-a-30,000 chance for a youth to have the opportunity to play and compete at the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament.
The Albertson Astros played teams from all over the United States, including Utah, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida. The Astros finished 24th overall out of 48 teams and were listed among the top 10 teams for the least amount of runs given up during the week-long tournament. Combs led his team in stolen bases as well as in batting with a .703 average.
In the closing ceremonies, Combs was presented with an official American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame ring. A team picture of the Astros will be placed in the American Youth Hall of Fame where it will remain for many years to come.