Voters at named the 2016 Boonville squad as our area’s Baseball Team of the Decade. The Pirates went 26-6, and made it to the Class 4 state title game before losing to MICDS. Fred Smith was the coach, and said being named the team of the decade is quite an honor.

Smith said 2016 was a storybook year.

The Pirates faced Fulton in the semifinals.

Smith talked about the players that led that team.

Smith stays in touch with many of the players.

Fred Smith is now the assistant superintendent for the Boonville School District. You can find our complete interview on the Chariton Valley Magic City Sports Talk Page.