The Valley League season is a short one. Only two weeks remain before the playoffs begin. It's not a lot of time for a team to come together, but as two Waynesboro Generals from Georgia can attest, it didn't take long for strong bonds to form on this year's squad.
Mike McClellan and Colin Bennett never met each other before this season, but both are from the Peach State.
McClellan is from a town called McDonough, Georgia, which is southeast of Atlanta. Bennett's hometown is in Cartersville, about 73 miles away from his Waynesboro teammate.
Together, the duo has contributed 49 hits and 22 runs to the Generals campaign this season.
As the summer winds down,these Georgia "bros" along with the rest of the team prepare to take back some memories to their respective schools.
"Everyone's like a brother to me here on the team, said McClellan, "and we got to combine as a family so it's really really good."
"Yeah the team just clicks," said Bennett. "We're all brothers. You go play with somebody you don't know, you become boys after a day or so. I mean, you get to know each other, talk to them, from different schools across the country, across the east coast. You've all been a part of a team your whole life so it's really just you're all brothers. We band together pretty well."