Ask three University of West Florida baseball players about their favorite baseball memories, and you might hear something about the summer of 2005. That was the year Lee Dunnam, Kyle Hamner and Michael Tomlinson donned baby blue uniforms and represented their hometown of Maitland, Florida, on the biggest stage in youth baseball: the Little League World Series.
In the years after their preteen success, the three maintained their friendships despite heated high school rivalries and early college paths that pulled them from central Florida. Tomlinson was the first to enroll at West Florida, followed a year later by the younger Hamner. This fall, Dunnam transferred from the University of South Carolina Upstate and Tomlinson returned from a redshirt season. Now the trio are once again on the same team, playing for another taste of glory.