Port City Daily’s newest weekly feature showcases the up-and-coming talent in youth sports across the Wilmington area. If you’d like to nominate your child, friend or family member for our Youth Spotlight segment, email Joe Cats at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leading things off is nine-year old Connor Shaw. The Murrayville Elementary School student caught Cats’ attention thanks to his mom, Debby, who loves following her son to ball fields near and far.
Natural talent is evident in his mother’s Facebook video posts of young Connor smacking homers and running the bases from Ogden Park to their recent trip to the Pony League World Series in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Connor swings it like his favorite athlete, the Great Bambino, while enjoying the environment surrounding him off the field, with a rod and reel.
And what do you think would be more memorable at nine years old, hitting your first ball out of the park or playing in a national tournament 875 miles away from home?
Name: Connor Shaw
School: Murrayville Elementary
Sport(s) played: Baseball, basketball
Favorite coach: Coach Jeff Noon because he’s funny
Favorite athlete: Babe Ruth
Favorite sports team: UNC Tarheels
Favorite sport to watch other than the one you play: Football
Most memorable experience on the field/court: It’s a tie between hitting my first ball out of the park and playing in the Pony League World Series in Mt Vernon, Illinois this past summer
Favorite food: My mom’s pasta salad
Favorite school subject: Math and Science
Favorite teacher: Ms. Barker because she helped me with my reading
Favorite TV show: Johnny Test
Favorite thing you like to do outside of sports: Fishing