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Update on all-star teams

By Michael Butler

The weekend was busy on the baseball and softball side for Tallassee's all-star teams. Four local baseball teams were in Wetumpka for the USSSA Region 7 Tournament.

All four are automatic qualifiers for state tournament action to be played in Oxford.

The 10U team reached the championship game in the Silver Division but fell to host Wetumpka 8-5 in the final. They were 3-2 overall.

The 6U boys, fielding the first Tallassee team in that age group, went 0-3. The 8U team was 1-2. The 12U was also 1-2.

The 6U and 12U teams open state tourney play this week. Games will be Thursday - Saturday, June 15-17. Next week, the 8U and 10U teams will travel north for games June 22-24.

Each tournament will have two pool-play games per team and then seeded-bracket play.

The Tallassee Babe Ruth League will host state tournament action in all three age groups (13, 14, 15-and-under) beginning July 6. The local league will field two teams, a 13 and 15-and-under. Games will be played at the Babe Ruth Complex and Southside Field.

On the softball side, Tallassee hosted the USSSA South Central Pre-Area 2 Tournament. The 8U girls won the Gold Bracket Championship vs. Wetumpka 17-16. Ava Blackwell's walk-off double drove in the tying and winning runs as the girls finished 4-0. That makes it back-to-back titles in the pre-area rounds.

The 7U Tigers competed in the same bracket going 1-1-1. The 10U Tallassee squad was 2-1. The 6U and 12U teams were in Millbrook. The 6U group went 1-2. The 12U was 3-1.

Area Tournament play is this week for all softball age groups. Games will be in Prattville, Thursday - Saturday, June 15-17.

Another tourney title for the 8U girls

All-Star Results

6U Baseball:
Enterprise - Lost 17-1
Smiths Station - Lost 16-8
Central Alabama - Lost 21-3

8U Baseball:
Phenix City West - Lost 15-14
Clanton - Won 15-6
Enterprise - Lost 17-7

10U Baseball:
Millbrook (Red) - Lost 6-1
Phenix City - Lost 12-4
Millbrook (White) - Won 10-2
Holtville - Won 11-3
Wetumpka - Lost 8-5

12U Baseball:
Millbrook - Lost 8-2
Clanton - Won 14-1
Millbrook - Lost 9-5

6U Softball:
Prattville - Won 18-7
Alabaster - Lost 19-17
Prattville - Lost 16-15

7U Softball (Tallassee Grey):
Holtville - Won 19-10
Marbury - Tie 10-10
Wetumpka - Lost 17-0

8U Softball:
Eclectic - Won 22-2
Wetumpka - Won 12-6
Prattville - Won 16-6
Wetumpka - Won 17-16

10U Softball:
Eclectic - Won 14-0
Millbrook - Won 14-1
Phenix City - Lost 11-1

12U Softball:
Eclectic - Won 8-4
Millbrook - Won 9-8
Millbrook - Won 7-6
Alex City - Lost 20-2

Coach Tommy Wisener waves Caleb Gillespie home. Wisener will coach Tallassee's 15-and-under all-star team. Tallassee is the host for all three age divisions for the Babe Ruth State Tournament.

2023 Tallassee Babe Ruth 13U All-Stars

Walker Boles
Kole Burton
Whit Creswell
Caleb Gillespie
Jaden Griggs
Branton Griffith
Grayson Hammonds
Braxton Lemley
Hamp Love
Clay Price
Braylon Rigsby
Hudson Timmerman

Coaches: Tommy Burton, Abe Rigsby, Pat Love, Robbie Ellis

2023 Tallassee Babe Ruth 15U All-Stars

Avery Brantley
Jack Butler
Hunter Denham
Patrick Ernest
Brandon Goodman
Mason Henderson
Cason Hornsby
Xander Johnston
Trent Morris
Bradley Smith
Brody Smith
Abram Whittington

Coaches: Tommy Wisener, Michael Butler