May 23, 2005
Leesburg--Coming into the 2005 season, everyone knew about Lee County senior Buster Posey. The All-American, Florida State signee that hit over 90 miles per hour on a radar gun. And while Posey has lived up to the hype this year, it's his younger brother Jack that's been a pleasant surprise.
"This has been our first year playing together since we've been old enough to know what we're doing actually. I mean it's really fun to play behind him," Jack said. "We've been looking forward to it for a while and we're just enjoying the game and having a lot of fun playing with each other," Buster said.
While Buster has flourished in the leadoff spot, belting ten homers thus far and boasting a .661 on base percentage, Jack is no slouch himself. The sophomore leads the team in RBI's with 35, a stat that makes his older brother beam with pride.
"It's fun to see him succeed. But this whole year has been fun, it's going to be something to look back on ten years from now," Buster said. "He's always there to back me up. I mean he helps me out with whatever I need help with and I'm always there to back him up too whenever he needs it," Jack added.
And while both Buster and Jack may deny it, their coach does sense a bit of brotherly competition, which is just fine by him.
"I think once you get in this depth in the playoffs you need to have somebody really heat up. We don't care who it comes from and if that will get us over the hump we'll let them keep right on competing," coach Rob Williams said.
Brotherly competition aside, what the Posey's are truly concerned with is bringing home a state title to Lee County.
"It'd be great to win it with my brother but I want to win it with the rest of the guys too. We've got closer as the year has gone on and just grown together as a team and we're feeling really confident right now," Buster added.