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H.S. baseball team makes video for young player battling cancer

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Colton was diagnosed with leukemia when he was three-years-old Colton was diagnosed with leukemia when he was three-years-old
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -

Siegel High School's baseball team is using a famous Babe Ruth quote to help one young Murfreesboro baseball player stay positive in his ongoing fight against cancer.

The quote, "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game" describes seven-year-old Colton Sheets perfectly.  

Colton, who has battled leukemia since he was just three-years-old, has not let the diagnosis prevent him from playing baseball.  

"I'm a pretty good hitter," he told Nashville's News 2.

Currently Colton is unable to play the sport that he loves as he undergoes intense chemotherapy and radiation.

"He has been a warrior. He has gotten through it and doing an amazing job, but all he talks about is baseball. He keeps asking when he can play again," mother Jennifer Sheets said.

After learning about Colton and his love of baseball, Siegel High School's baseball team decided to make a video for the young player using Babe Ruth's quote as part of their inspiration.

 "As soon as we threw out the ideas people started wanting to do it, and I thought it would be hard to get people to do it, but when we told people what was going on people were real into it, they thought it was a good idea," senior baseball player Zach Talmadge.

Sigel's head baseball coach Craig Reavis told Nashville's News 2 he is proud of his team.

"It takes maturity to [make the video] and it sounds like people are looking  [at it]," he said. "It's going to get more people praying for Colton and that's what he needs. He needs people to stand in the gap for him when he's weak."

Colton's mother said she is grateful for the young students' work in putting the video together for her son.

"My heart is absolutely overflowing," she said. "It's unthinkable to think this is a group of young boys, high school boys. This will stay with him and with our family forever."

Colton added that he loved the video.

"It makes me want to play baseball again," he said.

Last summer, Colton's baseball team awarded him with the first ever Murfreesboro Baseball Association MVP Award.

Click here to watch the video the Siegel High School baseball team made for Colton. 

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