MD&I Proud Parent Moment

Ricky Finley | MD&I Baseball Academy

We are introducing a new feature here at MD&I Baseball Academy.  It’s called the Proud Parent Moment.  One of the most fun aspects of participating in sports with your children is the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments.

MD&I strives to be a family that coaches families.  This mean that we want to hear about the success your kids are experiencing in athletics, academics, and everywhere else.  The more we celebrate their wins on and off the field, the stronger our family becomes.

So, I am going to get things started by sharing Proud Parent Moments about my sons, Ricky and Rashad in the next couple of posts.

Proud Parent Moment – Rick Finley, West Chester, Ohio

This Proud Parent Moment is about my oldest son, Ricky.  When he was a senior at Lakota West High School, he was chosen as part of the 1st Team All-State.  That means that he was recognized as being one of the top 16 baseball players in all of Ohio that year!  Needless to say, our family was extremely proud of his achievements that also included being named Player of the Year on the All Butler County Team along with several school records, and a list of accomplishments on the football field as well.

Division I


  1st Team All-State
P – Justin Jameson, Strongsville; Mike Mayers, Grove City; Ian Creager, Clayton Northmont
C – Luke Goblirsch, Toledo St. Francis deSales; James Sheltrown, Springboro
1B – Bill Gerstenslager, Solon
IF – Caleb Wilburn, Delaware Hayes; Michael Basil, Cincinnati St. Xavier; Dan Banna, Canfield; Eric Brindle, Pickerington North
OF – Alex Bayer, Pickerington North; Jared King, Dublin Jerome; Kyle Shultz, Strongsville; Ricky Finley, West Chester Lakota West
DH/Util. – Tyler Begun, Mayfield
Player of the Year – Caleb Wilburn, Delaware Hayes
Coach of the Year – John Mutch, Brecksville-Broadview Heights; Josh Sorge, Strongsville


Now It’s Your Turn

So, there you go.  I shared the first one.  In the next post, I’ll tell you about my son, Rashad.  In the meantime, we want to hear from you!  Send us your Proud Parent Moments by completing the form below, so that the whole MD&I family can celebrate with you.

Proud Parent Moment Form