Key West High School will continue its talented baseball tradition by the time the Class of 2028 and 2029 reach the high school dugout.
Now 10 years old, those kids, members of the Key West Island Dogs travel team, won their state championship game on Sunday, Nov. 15, 14-3, against the Gulf Coast Knights.
“The Knights are a tough team and organization and have been our 11U teams’ nemesis,” said Island Dogs manager David Thibault, who commended the players and head coach Tyrone Cervantes. “The score doesn’t represent the game. They just ran out of gas in the last inning and our kids kept laying the lumber. Coach Tyrone Cervantes and the Key West kids did an excellent job; they are relentless.”
The team of 10-year-olds is now ranked third in the state, and 35th in the nation, Thibault said.
Key West’s U11 team took third place in their age group, Thibault said, adding that the league aims to fill a void by creating a talent pool for the high school baseball team.
Travel team tryouts will take place in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to Instagram @islanddogbaseball for tryout schedules and locations.