Tyler Hughes is a quiet yet serious seventh grader at Red River Junior High School. But let him get in the batters box, or behind the plate, or on the mound and it’s as different as Clark Kent and Superman. The abilities of this young man are getting attention nationwide.
Tyler and his parents are very proud of their son’s accomplishments Alison Hughes told The Journal she did not coach AAU Basketball this summer to spend time pursuing Tyler’s baseball game.
Last weekend they returned from Viera, Florida at the USSSA Space Coast Stadium. Tyler competed with other kids and teams from around the country as a member of the Southeast USSSA All American Team.
One day Tyler pitched. Alison texted the Journal “We are playing in just a second. They play until they lose. He is catching today. Gotta Go!” Hughes also said, “Has been a great experience and gotten Tyler lots of exposure.”
Proud father Timmy Hughes sent this message after the team was eliminated from the competition, “Not the outcome we was hoping for but I’m very proud of this group of young men. The determination and hard work they showed this week. Hold your heads up and keep working hard. I would like to send a special thanks to all the coaches for making this experience such a blessing. Tyler and us are forever grateful!! Until next time safe travels and good luck in the future!!