Tri-County Youth Sports Daily
Surf City Middle School – Dolphin Baseball – Parker Batts – Work Ethic – Commitment to Game – A Positive – As he prepares for high school baseball next year
Topsail Middle School Baseball defeated Surf City Middle School 8-4 in the Pender County Middle School Championship. The game, the battle of eastern Pender County. The rising ninth graders from both schools will be teammates for Topsail Pirate Baseball next year. Yes, it is a rivalry, but more of a in house variety. Many families and players at both schools are close friends. The players have played together since they started playing baseball.
Surf City Middle baseball player Parker Batts, a eighth grader for the Dolphins finished his middle school career and moves to high school baseball next year. Playing high school baseball is one of a young player’s goals in the early years in the sport. Parker started baseball at the age of 5 playing T-Ball with the Topsail Ball Club Association. At the age of 8, Parker was a member of the Topsail Pirates 8U All-Star Team in his last season of recreation baseball.
Batts began playing travel baseball with the Rock Solid until year 2020. After Rock Solid Parker played with other travel teams including, Team Beast NC, ENC Whitecaps and Cape Fear Fury. Batts was selected to play in the 2021 Top Gun All-Star Tournament at Hartsville SC. Parker currently is playing for the SE Titans travel team out of Hampstead NC.
Parker contributed to the Surf City Middle Schools great season, 7-3 overall and Pender County Middle School runner-up. Batts, a first baseman, third baseman and pitcher for the Dolphins finished season at the plate with (unofficial) .562 batting average, scoring 7 runs with seven runs batted in. (1 home run)
Parker as a student athlete does well in the classroom. Away from baseball, Batts enjoys fishing, video gaming, church youth activities and spending time with the family.