Noah Grayson Young passed away the night of Monday, September 9, 2013. The Travelers have lost a first-rate baseball player, but we have also lost a brother.
Noah was well thought of among his teammates, at his school, in the community, among his family. Some called him an inspiration. Many thought he had a great heart. He just wanted to hang out and be there for his friends when he could, whether it be a shoulder to lean on or someone just to sit and talk with. From reading the many tributes, I came away with the feeling that to Noah, there were no strangers; there were just friends waiting to be met and made.
There are voids now in Ellaville, with the Wildcats, and with the Travelers. He's gone, but not forgotten. Instead of sadness, let's remember the good times we all had with him. Personally, I didn't know him very long, but like the rest of the Travelers, he's left me with a great impression. He was someone I enjoyed talking with and being around.
Noah's parents are David Young and Kristy Chapa. He attended Schley County Middle/High School and was in the 8th grade. To hear Noah put it, it was his hope that playing with the Americus Travelers Baseball Club would increase his skills of the game and leave him with "a lifetime of memories." His time with our baseball club was short, but his contributions were many. We'll miss you, #14.
There are no strike outs in heaven; only home runs.
We'll miss your smile, too! Our loss is heaven's gain, and no doubt he'll be watching over his teammates, both Travelers and Wildcats, as a guardian angel.
Better yet, my friend - you now have the best seat in the house!
....................Kenny Harrill ("Moose") - 9/11/2013