Select team returning to World Series coached by former pro
Oranges’ Head Coach Roderick Robertson and his 13 U Major Demolition Baseball Team-Traveling Select Team, which are 36-12 on the year, will be heading to Steamboat Springs, Colo. for the 2012 Triple Crown World Series next week. The team consists of players from different parts of Southeast Texas and one from Lake Charles, La.
Robertson played professional baseball in the minor leagues 1986-1995 for the Spartanburg Phillies, Toledo Mud Hens, Iowa Cubs and Rochester Red Wings. Robertson twice played all nine positions in a single game: 1993-Mud Hens; 1995- Red Wings. In 1995, he recorded career highs in average (.272), HRs (16) and RBIs (71) in only 93 games. His career ended that year with a knee injury.
Since his playing days ended, Robertson went to work at Motiva Enterprises as an Operations Maintenance Coordinator.
Robertson has used his baseball skills to coach a number of kids for area Little Leagues, as well as other local baseball teams. His oldest son, Payton, 14, is on the Demolition team. He has two other sons: Nathan,13 and Nicholas,10 and is married to Brandy, an employee at the Orange County Courthouse.
Demolition won the 2011 World Series Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala. and are hoping for another win in Colorado. Most of the players are returning members from last year’s team.
Play will continue all week long, until only one team is left. The championship game on July 30 will be televised.
Photo:Front Row (l-r) Payton Robertson (WOS), Cane Williams, Logan Lejeune, Chase Kemp and Jace Harrington. Back Row (l-r) Head Coach, Mgr. Roderick Robertson, Connor Henry, Nathan Vidrine, Kyle Bergeron (BC), Steven Landry, Joseph Adams (BC) and Asst. Coach David Lejeune. Not pictured, Tyler Baiunco and Asst. Coach Barry Barker.