MOUNT VERNON — Baseball is a numbers game, but the best players don’t always have the numbers.
Mount Vernon 10U All-Stars’ Payton Hempfield is a perfect example. In Friday’s 13-5 victory over Cambridge White, he didn’t put up monster-sized numbers. Yet Hempfield, one of the smallest players on the team, could easily be considered Friday’s most valuable player.
“He’s always been 100 percent, no matter where we put him,” head coach Corey Firebaugh said. “That’s how he always is.”