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EDH Athlete of the Week: Joe Carroll, Tyler Clanton, Kaden Koschik

By: Matt Long
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The El Dorado Hills Little League Marlins reached the semifinals of the District 54 Major TOC Tournament.

The Marlins never would have made it that far were it not for three key players: Joe Carroll, Kaden Koschik and Tyler Clanton. Carroll pitched and played shortstop throughout the season; Koschik did the same, while also playing second base and Clanton pitched and played first base.

“All three are 11-year-olds and were leaders for us,” Marlins coach Wes Clanton said. “Joe hit phenomenally all year. He’s probably the best hitter in the league. Tyler and Kaden hit their spots pitching and just had an astonishing performance. They were lights out this year.”

 

Joe Carroll

 

Folsom Telegraph: What position do you play and what do you like about playing that position?

Joe Carroll: My favorite position is shortstop because there’s more action there than any other position on the infield.

 

FT: What do you like best about baseball?

JC: Hitting home runs.

 

FT: Who is your favorite major league team?

JC: San Francisco Giants.

 

FT: Who is your favorite major league player and why?

JC: Brandon Crawford of the Giants because he plays shortstop.

 

Kaden Koschik

 

Folsom Telegraph: What position do you play and what do you like about playing that position?

Kaden Koschik: Second base, shortstop and pitcher.

 

FT: What do you like best about baseball?

KK:  As an infielder, double plays; as a pitcher, the pressure of pitching and the intensity.

 

FT: Who is your favorite major league team?

KK:  The A’s.

 

FT: Who is your favorite major league player and why?

KK:  Yoenis Cespedes.

 

Tyler Clanton

 

Folsom Telegraph: What position do you play and what do you like about playing that position?

Tyler Clanton: Pitcher and first base. I like pitcher because I can throw different pitches and can try and hit my spots. I like first base because all the throws in the infield rely on me to catch them. 

 

FT: What do you like best about baseball?

TC: Pressure because it makes me work harder.

 

FT: Who is your favorite major league team?

TC: Toronto Blue Jays.

 

FT: Who is your favorite major league player and why?

TC: Buster Posey. He plays the game with respect and I like learning from him.