Athlete of the Week - West Orange Times & Observer: Tyler Meehan

Tyler Meehan led Winter Garden Little League’s 14U All-Star team to second place in the district.

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The Juniors (14U) All-Star team for Winter Garden Little League went 3-2 in district competition last week, finishing as runner-up in Florida District 14. Tyler Meehan played a big role for Winter Garden’s successful run, leading the team from behind the plate as catcher while also pitching in relief when needed and hitting over .300 during the tournament.


How do you think the team did in the district tournament?

I think we did great. Overall, we could have done better with the bats, but that’s probably about it.


What’s your favorite memory from this past season?

Hitting a home run at the Dr. Phillips field for the first time during the regular season.


What do you like about baseball?

Just practicing, getting work in and having fun. I like catching — I didn’t want to do it at first, but ever since I did it I’ve never got up from back there (behind the plate).


What is your favorite professional baseball team to follow?

Either the Red Sox or the Rays. 


What’s your dream job?

To be a veterinarian. I’ve always loved animals — I have five dogs, I had a snake and I have a pet lizard.


Can you tell us about the snake you used to have?

My snake passed away, but it was a ball python named “Goldie.”


Is there a pet you would like to have some day?

Yeah, I’d like to have a rottweiler.


What’s your least favorite chore?

Probably doing the dishes — you have to use hot water and I’m not really a fan of hot things.


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