FC: GO TEAM! | #12 Zachary Strickland | ...I CAN do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength... Phil. 4:13
2: "A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into useful skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals"-Larry Bird | History has demonstrated that the most NOTABLE WINNERS usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they TRIUMPHED. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats-B.C.Forbes | MAVERICK BASEBALL | "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." (the Babe) | Strickland | 12 | 12
3: MOTTOS for the Maverick Brothers
4: In 2009, our family decided to let go of what had been part of our lives for so long. We knew it was time for a change in baseball. We prayed for the right team that God had specifically picked out for us. After a phone call received in Cairo & a tryout in Tifton, we became part of the Maverick Baseball team and have never looked back or had regrets! God is so good and we are so blessed!!! | Strickland
5: General Manager: Joe Spurlin Assistant Coaches: Lawton Bassett Allen Dalton Daniel Fowler Public Relations & Official Book: Brian Marlowe "The soul is healed by being with children..."
6: GO TEAM | BASEBALL | 1st Tournament played as a Maverick: Donaldsonville...
7: COMPETITION: rivalry...a contest or match...bringing together equal forces against one another to determine who is the strongest = MAVERICK BASEBALL | ACHIEVE: to complete some expectation successfully or to reach what one set out to do= MAVERICK BASEBALL | SPORTSMANSHIP: one who plays fair and can lose without complaining or win without gloating= MAVERICK BASEBALL | VICTORY: to conquer & emerge as a champion= MAVERICK BASEBALL | BLESSED; to have favor and We are so blessed to be part of the MAVERICK FAMILY!
8: "Rock & Fire"
9: "That's what I'm talking about!" | Play Ball! | #12
10: Hit one out of the park! | Back to back HOMERS!!! | "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way "(Babe Ruth)
11: The true BACKBONE of the Mavericks!
12: You are the person to pitch this game at this time..
13: GO TEAM | Got to love those lectures!!! | BASEBALL | COACH: a trainer or instructor; one of significant experience and knowledge regarding a specific activity; a mentor; a teacher; a leader.... Mavericks love, love, love their coaches!!!
14: #12 | Set your goals high & don't stop till you get there... (Bo Jackson)
15: Our south Georgia boys went to Monroe, GA & dominated! We showed North GA how it was done MAVERICK style & got home @ 4:30 am Monday!!! The BAND of BROTHERS were formed!
16: Strickland | Your biggest cheerleaders & supporters!. We wouldn't have it any other way! We love you & are so very proud of all you have accomplished! | GREATJOB!
17: Love the MOUND! | Pitching: It's in your blood! | YOU got this!
18: Waiting on the tournament director to intervene because the umpires were so rude and stopped the game before time, which meant we could not finish our at bat and we ultimately lost. | Later on Coach Joe received an apology from the tournament director who agreed with our argument. The umpire went on to get arrested when he got into a physical altercation in another game.
19: ( | "Why in the world are you going back to rocking your hips & bat???"
20: Zachary Strickland | It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog. | Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will...... | Sports nuts aren't born crazy. It takes years of training... | Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it! | Motivation is what gets your started. Habit is what keeps you going... | ...NO PAIN= NO GAIN... | 12
21: ATHLETIC STANCE
22: On the final day of games in Charleston, the Mavericks were on such a hitting streak we went through multiple pitching changes in the opposing teams........
23: with ONE HEART beating in sync!!! | ...There is no I in TEAM. Only a BAND of BROTHERS...
24: Charleston South Carolina World Series
25: .Every player doing his part one play at a time | Whether at bat or on the field...
26: Team strategy: Zachary gets 1 more pitch and then we take him out because he has pitched his max innings... After one pitch & a double play: lots of claps & cheers!!! | WAY TO GO 12! | Charleston Semi-Final
27: You pitched the BEST game of your life Charleston Global World Series Semi-Finals The dads in the out-field wanted to know what that noise was they kept hearing. It was you...bearing down to prove yourself! We were all wowed by your game!!!
28: Sports do not build character. They reveal it. | There is no I in team! | When you win, nothing hurts. | That is not a blur. That's our winning streak! | It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. | Teamwork is our pride and spirit!
29: Set your goals high & don't stop til you get there! | Practice makes PERFECT! | We are the CHAMPIONS!!! | WINNING is PRICELESS...
30: The SWEETEST one of all... 2011 Global World Series Champions: Maverick Baseball
32: Thanks for the memories! TO BE CONTINUED | GO TEAM! | MB | BAND of BROTHERS.... TOGETHER with ONE HEARTBEAT!!! | MAVERICKS