It was only the second inning, but the Allegany-Limestone High School Gators varsity baseball team was already losing big. Apparently
angered that the Wellsville High School Lions had bunted with a 6-0
lead, the Gators' coach went to the mound and instructed his pitcher,
James Whitney, to hit the next batter, Sawyer Korb. Worse yet, the coach
reportedly told Whitney to throw at Korb's head.
Whitney refused, dropped the ball on the mound, and sprinted to the dugout. Gators relief pitcher Kyle Christopher also refused the
coach's command to bean Korb, who struck out on the next pitch. For demonstrating the courage of their values in the face of their coach's command, James Whitney and Kyle Christopher are Doug Abrams's youth sports heroes for the month of May.