It may be nearly a hundred degrees outside but that doesn't stop IMG Academy baseball program Wood Bat League player, Joey Pinney, from training and getting ready for this week's IMG Wood Bat League games. Pinney, now sixteen years old, has been playing baseball ever since he was three years old when he first started in tee-ball. He is from North Little Rock, Arkansas and plays High School baseball for Central Arkansas Christian School. Pinney comes from a big baseball family where his brother played college baseball, which is how he got started in baseball himself.
Yet, Pinney is no amateur to the Wood Bat League. This will be his second year competing in the league. Pinney returned because of the atmosphere and experience. He also stated that the coaches and practice were really helpful in preparing him to play on his High School team. Pinney is currently in the eleventh grade and his ultimate goal is to play college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
It's obvious that Pinney can last nine innings in a baseball game. But do you think he can last through nine innings of questions in our Baseball Brainteasers challenge without striking out? Lets see how he did:
1st Inning: Which college team has won the most national championships?
University of Southern California
Louisiana State University
Arizona State University
Pinney's Answer: Texas
Correct Answer: University of Southern California. USC has won the national championship twelve times.
2nd Inning: How many outs are in an inning?
Pinney's Answer: At first he said 3 but quickly changed his answer to 6.
Correct Answer: 6, many people think 3 at first but don't forget there is a bottom and top to an inning!
3rd Inning: Which MLB player has led the league in Home Runs the most in the last decade?
Pinney's Answer: David Ortiz
Correct Answer: Alex Rodriguez
4th Inning: In 2007, which New York Mets player was in the 30-30 club?
Pinney's Answer: David Wright
Correct Answer: David Wright
5th Inning: What year did the Boston Red Sox win their last World Series?
Pinney's Answer: 2007
Correct Answer: 2007
6th Inning: True or False: It is possible to give up a grand slam but not be charged for any earned runs.
Pinney's Answer: False
Correct Answer: False
7th Inning: What player has the most Home Runs of any MLB player?
Pinney's answer: Barry Bonds
Correct Answer: Barry Bonds
8th Inning: Who previously held the Home Run record before Barry Bonds?
Pinney's Answer: Hank Aaron
Correct Answer: Hank Aaron
9th Inning: Who was the first athlete to compete in the World Series and the Super Bowl?
Pinney's Answer: Deion Sanders
Correct Answer: Deion Sanders
Joey Pinney: 7
Baseball Brainteasers: 2
Pinney may have had a little help from his teammates but he still managed to not strike out in our Baseball Brainteasers Challenge.
The Wood Bat League draft will take place tomorrow at 4 pm. The first game will begin on Saturday with a doubleheader at 9 A.M.