Thunder Mountain High School baseball seniors, from left, Rory Hayes, Carson Cummins, TJ Womack and Nic Daniels will be honored at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Adair Kennedy Field before their game against Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School baseball seniors, from left, Rory Hayes, Carson Cummins, TJ Womack and Nic Daniels will be honored at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Adair Kennedy Field before their game against Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Falcons baseball to honor senior players Wednesday

Thunder Mountain will face Juneau-Douglas at Adair-Kennedy Field

The Thunder Mountain High School baseball team will honor their Falcons senior players at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Adair-Kennedy Field prior to their game against Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé.

“It is always tough saying goodbye on senior night, but it is also meaningful to know they have grown into fine young men,” TMHS coach Joe Tompkins said. “I will miss these four. Rory (Hayes) is a good teammate that is fun to have on the team. He can play third, pitch, catch, anywhere, he is a utility player. He will play where ever you put him. He fights through adversity well and he studies all the time. And he always has a million dollar smile. He is a good young man to have on the team.

“I wish we would have had Carson (Cummins) all four years. Hard worker. I wish he would have taken baseball as seriously as the takes wrestling because he is a great wrestler. But he is also a good baseball player and has been a great help to the team and can be even better. He just has to believe in himself like he does in wrestling. A great young man, great teammate. Gives one hundred percent.

“TJ (Womack) has come a long way. He’s a football player that plays baseball. He’s a good young man. He has come a long way. He pushed himself this year more than ever and it shows. He’s a good teammate and works hard when he wants to. He has come through a few things this season for the team and himself and he never has a bad word to say about any of his teammates.

“We’ve only had Nic (Daniels) for one year but he’s come a long way in that short season. He gives one hundred percent. He pushes through pain just so he can play. He is wonderful to have, he works hard, he is a good teammate. He helps pick up team gear and helps the team every day.”

The TMHS senior boys are:

Rory Hayes – forward, No. 9.

Favorite food – Juneau Pizza.

Favorite music – Any thing by Lil Baby.

Other pastimes – Golf.

After high school – Join a trade union for diesel mechanics in Anchorage.

Advice to young players/students – Play hard and don’t think about anything else while you play.

To Coach Joe – “Thanks Joe for coaching me since freshman year. You really made me a good man.”

Carson Cummins – left and right field, No. 26.

Favorite food – Pizza.

Favorite music – Worship music.

Other pastimes – I like to win wrestling tournaments.

After high school – Work at a medical clinic for a year and then go to chiropractic school in California.

Advice to young players/students – Don’t get into your head.

To Coach Joe – “Thank you for getting me back into the sport.”

TJ Womack – first and third, No. 20.

Favorite food – Pizza or wings.

Favorite music – Country music, anything by Morgan Wallen.

Other pastimes – Football or wrestling.

After high school – Go to a trade union here and in Anchorage and become an electrician.

Advice to young players/students – Play hard, always keep your head down and keep moving forward.

To Coach Joe – “I would like to thank Joe for pushing me as hard as he possibly could and for helping me to make good choices.”

Nic Daniels – outfield, No. 7.

Favorite food – Burgers.

Favorite music – YoungBoy.

Other pastimes – Make money.

After high school – Become a contractor or a fisherman.

Advice to young players/students – Stay out of trouble.

To Coach Joe – “I thank Joe for being a good role model to me.”

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