Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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June 25, 2013

AARON SNYDER: Trey turns triple

ASHLAND — It’s one of the rarest plays in baseball — the unassisted triple play. In fact, only 15 major league baseball players have ever accomplished the feat.

This past Thursday, local 7-year-old Trey Profitt recorded every out in the first inning on one swing of the bat.

Profitt is the third baseman for the Owls of Ashland National Rookie League.

During the league championship game against the Mud Hens, there were runners on first and second with no one out. The batter hit a pop-up to Profitt. Profitt caught the ball, tagged the runner who strayed too far off second base and then tagged the runner who came all the way from first base.

Opposing coach Tim Webb proceeded to run over to congratulate Profitt at the dugout.

“(Trey) was on cloud nine,” said Owls coach Brad Profitt, Trey’s father. “The place erupted.”

The Owls went on to win the game in thrilling fashion, the result a 9-8 walk-off victory.

“The heart that those teams displayed, wow,” commented Profitt, the coach. “Being involved with those kids in that capacity is a blessing.”

Trey is used to showing off his defensive prowess.

Just two weeks prior to the triple play, he turned an unassisted double play.

Trey has earned the nickname “Triple Play Trey.”

Paintsville Promotion

Paintsville named longtime assistant Joe Chirico its newest head football coach last week.

Chirico served 11 years on the Tigers’ staff following a four-year stint as an assistant at Prestonsburg.

Chester McCoy, who had taken the job in March, has decided to stay in Magoffin County to deal with family health issues.

Chirico is a former Logan High School (W.Va.) and Marshall University football standout. He also played basketball while at Logan, from where he graduated in 1989. He was a two-time All-State selection in football.

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