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Summer season begins for all-star teams

By Michael Butler

Tallassee has plenty of baseball and softball action in store over the next few weeks. There are eight different teams participating in all-star action.

The Tallassee Youth Softball League has three teams (6U, 8U, 10U). The Tallassee Youth Baseball League is also fielding three teams (8U, 10U, 12U). The Tallassee Babe Ruth League will have two teams (16U, 14U).

Post-season tournaments have already begun for the younger age groups. The Babe Ruth squads will be announced this week and open play in the Southwest Regional in Mobile the week of July 10.

The 6U, 8U and 10U girls have completed area tournaments and will compete at the state level this week. The 6U girls compiled a 3-5 record. The 8U girls went 6-3. The 10U team has not been beaten with a 7-0 record in two weekends of action. All three teams will be at the USA Rec All-Stars State Tournament in Gardendale June 22-24.

The 8U boys are 6-3 thus far and just won the silver bracket of the USSSA Region 7 tournament on June 15. The 10U stars have gone 5-0 so far and claimed the Region 7 gold bracket title on June 8. The 12U put together an 11-1-1 record in recent tournaments and claimed the Region 7 silver bracket championship last weekend.

The 12U group will advance to Baton Rouge, La. for the World Series from July 9-14. The 8U and 10U are headed to Oxford this Thursday for the state tournament.

"We scored 78 runs and gave up five," said 12U manager Brent Tennyson, of the last week's tournament in Oxford. "Pitching was on point. The bats were hot. Our younger guys led the way. The bottom of the lineup showed out. We were tough to deal with top to bottom, per the other coaches. They played ball. I'm excited for the World Series."

6U Softball Roster
Ellie Betts
Rindy Bush
McKinlee Clark
Natalie Clark
Xena Edge
Olivia Kate Free
LilyAnne Hammonds
Everly Higgins
Abby Mason
Isabella Posey
Kenslei Smith
Harmoni Turner
Coach: Charlie Posey

8U Softball Roster
Brinley Barron
Kyleigh Burton
Addie Chamness
Abbie Clark
Regan Garner
Katherine Perea-Montiel
Paisley Moore
Madilynn Morris
Emmalyn Patterson
Riley Kate Puckett
Kailey Stewart
Mattie Watson
Landree Webster
Coaches: Todd Burton, Josh Armstrong, Kyle Patterson, Joshua Garner

10U Softball Roster
Ava Blackwell
Natlie Butler
Brooklyn Fannin
Charley Harrell
Kenzlee Holt
Marcella Skipper
Sarah Sanders
Hartli Thornton
Maci Thornton
Hattie Ward
Savanna Wilcox
Coaches: Will Holt, Jacob Thornton, Levi Webster

8U Baseball Roster
Asher Del Rivero
Amir Hucherson
Cole Hughes
Stetson Holt
Jamarian Hughley
Leland Golden
Tucker Sanders
Hudson Rodgers
Zeke Rigsby
Jace Newman
O'Ryan Skipper
Christian Waver
Coaches: Brandon Rigsby, John Rodgers, Dylan Hughes, Michael Mann, Damian Carr

10U Baseball Roster
Ketch Burdette
Logan Bruner
Zayne Bush
Cam Hill
Kobe Henderson
Malcohm Hughley
Logan Hilyer
Ayden Parker
Easton Rodgers
Easton Thomas
Jacob Wilcutt
Coaches: Coy Thomas, Troy Bush, Adam Bruner, Lance Burdette

12U Baseball Roster
Brady Barron
Ryder Brasher
Nathan Bean
Brantley Hill
Maddox Tennyson
Carson Nelson
Heath Sullivan
Ben Speake
Bryce Smith
Jonathon Sears
Nathan Wilcutt
Coaches: Brent Tennyson, Brad Barron, JW Hill, Jason Sears, Greg Bean

6U girls

8U girls

10U girls

8U boys

10U boys

12U boys