Prep Athlete of the Week: Tad Doty

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      JUNCTION CITY, Ore. - Clutch, versatile and reliable: those are just few words Junction City baseball coach Tony Stavros uses to describe Tad Doty

      So where does the leadership quality come from? Doty said it all started his freshman year, when he was the lone underclassmen surrounded by older players on the varsity team.

      Versatility is also another skill of doty's. Last week against Sutherlin, he played shortstop most of the game until he was called to take the mound.

      He struck out 7 of the 10 batters he faced.

      Doty said without hard work, none of it would be possible.

      And Doty expects just as much out of his teammates as he does himself: He sees this team making the playoffs this year.