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POLL Mom Coach (Photo: Matt Bennett Photography)
After a 5-2 win over the Owls, the Post Oak Little League (POLL) Pee Wee Irish team (pictured) celebrated with their special guest coaches…the moms. Mom Coach is a beloved POLL tradition in the Pee Wee division for players ages 8 and 9. For a weekend during each season, the dads step aside and moms take over. No dads are allowed in the dugout, and they cannot coach from the sidelines. Moms run the show and the result is great coaching and fun for all. After the Irish victory, an Irish bagpiper arrived on the field to celebrate the win. The Irish players and moms are (top row, from left): Katie Pavlovsky, Lauren Teare, Gentry Kanneganti, Julie Howell, Victoria Boulos, Julia Bertillion, Mandy Smith, Katherine Rider, Jenni Swyka, and Stacy Stockstill; (bottom row, from left): John Pavlovsky, Beau Teare, Wyatt Teare, Leo Kanneganti, William Howell, Joseph Hlaihel, Donovan Bertillion, Christopher Rider, Hudson Swyka, John Pitts III, and Brooks Stockstill.
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