Martha Layne Collins High School Titans baseball will play in the program’s third quarterfinal game ever. They’re hoping this run could be a family affair. “It’s a lot of reflection,” Collins head baseball coach Mike Hammond said. “Lots of car rides, been a lot of games.” For the first time under Hammond’s tenure as the head coach, Collins is playing in the state baseball tournament — it’s also the third time in 10 baseball seasons. For the Hammond household, these potential next few games will mean a little more. “We just do everything together,” Collins senior Nick Hammond said. “We come to the field together, we get better together.”Seniors Nick Hammond and Ty Foree are step-brothers. Mike is the family’s patriarch. “We go way back, since 7 years old playing travel ball together, playing football together,” Foree said. “It’s awesome having a guy who’s the same age, pushing me to become the best player I could be.””Without him being my step-brother, I wouldn’t be as good as I am because we wake up every day and we kind of have a competition about who’s going to work harder every day,” Nick Hammond said. They’ve pushed each other to earn All-State honors. Unfortunately, the reign of being on the same team isn’t going to last much longer. Hammond is going to play baseball at Eastern Kentucky University, while Foree is going to Asbury University. However, they’re living in the moment and focusing on winning the next three games. “Growing up with him, I thought it was never going to end,” Foree said. “Just playing every sport together, it’s just been so awesome — words can’t really explain it.” “It’s been special with me and Ty, and all the other seniors to help lead our team to get here to accomplish a dream,” Hammond said. The last time the Titans played in the state baseball tournament, in 2015, Foree and Hammond were ball boys on that team. During Wednesday’s game, their younger brothers will be ball boys.Collins will take on McCracken County Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the KHSAA quarterfinal.

Martha Layne Collins High School Titans baseball will play in the program’s third quarterfinal game ever.

They’re hoping this run could be a family affair.

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“It’s a lot of reflection,” Collins head baseball coach Mike Hammond said. “Lots of car rides, been a lot of games.”

For the first time under Hammond’s tenure as the head coach, Collins is playing in the state baseball tournament — it’s also the third time in 10 baseball seasons.

For the Hammond household, these potential next few games will mean a little more.

“We just do everything together,” Collins senior Nick Hammond said. “We come to the field together, we get better together.”

Seniors Nick Hammond and Ty Foree are step-brothers.

Mike is the family’s patriarch.

“We go way back, since 7 years old playing travel ball together, playing football together,” Foree said. “It’s awesome having a guy who’s the same age, pushing me to become the best player I could be.”

“Without him being my step-brother, I wouldn’t be as good as I am because we wake up every day and we kind of have a competition about who’s going to work harder every day,” Nick Hammond said.

They’ve pushed each other to earn All-State honors.

Unfortunately, the reign of being on the same team isn’t going to last much longer.

Hammond is going to play baseball at Eastern Kentucky University, while Foree is going to Asbury University.

However, they’re living in the moment and focusing on winning the next three games.

“Growing up with him, I thought it was never going to end,” Foree said. “Just playing every sport together, it’s just been so awesome — words can’t really explain it.”

“It’s been special with me and Ty, and all the other seniors to help lead our team to get here to accomplish a dream,” Hammond said.

The last time the Titans played in the state baseball tournament, in 2015, Foree and Hammond were ball boys on that team.

During Wednesday’s game, their younger brothers will be ball boys.

Collins will take on McCracken County Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the KHSAA quarterfinal.

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