Saturday, October 16, 2021
Athlete Of The Week: Tanner Capps

Athlete Of The Week: Tanner Capps

Playing his final season in a Wayne County Post 11 jersey, Tanner Capps is undoubtedly making the most of it.

Whether it is hitting two home runs in one inning, having a multi-hit game, or playing multiple positions, Capps does whatever it takes to help his team win.

“My grandpa and my uncle always push me hard to be the best that I can, and that’s what I’ve always done,” Capps said.

Capps started baseball at a young age, and it did not take long for him to fall in love with the game.

When he got to high school, Capps knew he wanted to join the Rosewood High School baseball team, and during his time at Rosewood, Capps helped make history.

During his junior season and with no senior on the roster, the Eagles went had a 23-6 overall record, went undefeated (12-0) in the Carolina 1A Conference, and advanced to the state championship series for the first time in school history.

Capps said he still has fond memories of that historic season.

“To make history and go to the state championship, I wouldn’t change it,” Capps said.

Capps put up impressive numbers during his high school career. He had a .444 batting average, a .553 on-base percentage, 73 RBIs, 16 doubles and seven home runs.

The Eagles had a 41-14 overall record and won back-to-back Carolina 1A Conference titles with Capps on the roster.

He and the rest of his teammates were all set for their senior season, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eagles only played five games.

“I wouldn’t change my time at Rosewood for anything. The only thing I would change is going back and playing my senior year,” Capps said.

Capps has also spent the past few summers playing for Wayne County Post 11 and now back in a Post 11 jersey for a final summer. Capps is making sure that it is a memorable summer.

“It’s awesome,” Capps said about playing for Post 11. “It’s always a fun time when you come to the baseball field, and when it comes time to battle, everyone grits their teeth, and we play the best we can.”

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