SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- You should never let your age get in the way of what you want to do. Andrew Woody Jr. doesn't.
He's 14-years-old and already four years into his career as a baseball and softball umpire. He tried out for the baseball team at Westbrook Middle School, but didn't make the cut. It was a tough break, but it didn't stop him from being a part of baseball in some way. He now umpires 17 games a year, often times for his classmates who sometimes disagree with his tough calls.
"A ground ball to short stop. He flipped it to second and it was like really close at first and I had to call him out and he hated me," said Woody Jr.
Woody Jr's dad, Andrew Woody Sr., is also a volunteer umpire. He's the one who gave Woody Jr. his first chance at calling a game.
"10-years-old and I was going to umpire a minor league game and he said hey dad can I do the bases," said Woody Sr. "I was like if you want to try to do it that's great. He had a real tough call his first game and he's just taken off since then."
Andrew's goal is to eventually become a baseball umpire at the high school and college level. Do umpire high school games, he'll first have to pass a written test through the Western Maine Baseball Umpire's Association.