November 2015 – Coney Family
The Coney Family is pretty serious about our national pastime. Jon Coney plays “old man” baseball for the Grant Generals, while his daughter, Maddie, plays softball for the Beaumont Softball Little League.
Jon is returning to baseball after a long break from the game. He last played competitively in high school, so coming back has been a great source of fun, camaraderie, and humility (curve-balls are still hard to hit).
Maddie played in the 9/10-year-old All-Stars Division this summer. The Beaumont Pride won the District 1 Tournament and placed second in the state tournament. The final game was a heartbreaker, but the girls showed remarkable poise and truly enjoyed themselves.
Both Coneys look to be back at the plate next year. The Pride wants to win it all in 2016! The Generals should be playing some home games at Grant Park summer, so stop in and watch your neighbors have a great time.