Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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August 7, 2013

For the love of the game

Aug. 7, 2013 — West Carter baseball player Peyton Brown has a passion that cannot be doubted.

As a seventh grader, he and the rest of the Comets are helping build a program that they hope is built for the future.

But there is more to Brown when it comes to taking the field each time for West Carter.

“I grew up playing it,” Brown said. “I’m the only one out of my family that plays (baseball). I’m very patient but at times it can be boring. Other games like basketball and football, they can be very fast. But I like how the game slows down.”

While the Comets failed to make it to the 16th Region tournament this past season, West is a very young ball club that has a chance to be very good in 2014 and beyond, which brings some lofty goals.

“I want to help West Carter make it to the state tournament,” Brown said. “We haven’t made it there yet but we know it takes time. If we can win (the 62nd District) and make a run in the region, we could have changed.”

Brown plays the game whenever and wherever. He plays for the Cincinnati Flames that is currently playing in the Elite 32 World Series at the Wide World of Sports at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Their coach Travis Beck believes there is something special about Brown.

“In my mind, he is one of the best players in the country in his age group,” Beck said. “He is so humble and aggressive in the way he plays. He has no idea how good of a player he can be as he gets older.”

The Flames have played all across the country including South Carolina, Indiana Tennessee, even Puerto Rico. Brown sees all kinds of talent wherever he goes.

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