Southpaw Will Underwood stepped up to the plate with 2 runners on, hoping to hit one into the gap to score the game winning run....with a 2-1 count Will turned hard on an inside pitch, sending a bomb over the right field fence - a walk off home run to win the game and continue the Diamond Devils season!
“You feel supported at Sequoyah, but moving up to Class AAAAAAA and playing in such a competitive region, working with some different resources and trying my hand at some things I want to do professionally is what drew me to the job,” DeWitt said. “I believe what I’ve done at Sequoyah has prepared me to grow the same way you ask your players to go and prepare themselves. I just want to take the challenge and do my best to be successful like we were against Sequoyah.”
Before moving into coaching, DeWitt got his start as a player, playing collegiately at Stetson University. He played more than 100 games for the Hatters and still ranks second in team history in 3-pointers made.
Still, DeWitt said he still had much to learn about the sport as a coach.
“One of the biggest things I learned was how to work with athletes,” he said. “Grades are important, and life after high school is important. Building relationships with players and students is important. You learn those social skills working with young players and working with the community to make sure our team feels loved and supported.”
At Marietta, DeWitt will enter one of the toughest regions in the state, but that will be nothing new for him.