Landon Seymour, son of Darren and Angel Seymour of Havana, played in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Gold Medal Games in Orlando at the Houston Astros minor league complex.
The North Florida Christian junior shortstop brought home the Gold Medal after defeating Team Puerto Rico in the championship game 5-0.
Landon hit a bases-loaded triple to pick up three RBIs in the victory over Puerto Rico. He hit .556 for the week with three walks, a sacrifice fly, a stolen base, no strike outs, two triples, and 10 RBIs in games against Mexico, Italy and Puerto Rico.
Landon was chosen for the all tournament team in the USSSA World Series played last summer at Disney’s Wide World of Sports where he played for a team from El Dorado Hills, California. Those players, representing 38 states, were asked to try out for Team USA to compete in the 2013 Gold Medal games. He was the first pick in the draft of 17 players chosen to compete in the international competition.
Landon Seymour with his gold medal
Landon has lived his entire life in the same house in Havana and started playing tee-ball in Havana at age four for the Drug Store of Havana. He, like many other kids, wants to pursue the sport of baseball as far as he can and hopes to play Major League Baseball one day.
The USSSA team was made up of six players from Florida, two from Michigan, five from Texas, and one each from Virginia, Louisiana, New Mexico and Indiana.
Landon is the grandson of the late Bill Shelfer and Ollie Shelfer of Havana and June Seymour of Tallahassee and Huck Seymour of Chattahoochee.