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All-star baseball teams start play this week

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee Youth Baseball League will send four teams to regional tournaments this week. It is the first round of action for the 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U teams in USSSA Region 7.

"These boys have been working really hard over the past couple of weeks," said Coy Thomas, president of the Tallassee Youth Baseball League. "I am excited to see them play and represent Tallassee baseball. Our all-star teams did really well last year and I believe you will see continued success this year. I would also like to thank the coaches and parents. It is a big commitment that takes up a lot of time. Let’s go win some games."

One age group is brand new to all-star competition in Tallassee. The 6U team is fielding its first all-star squad.

"We're excited to let them compete and learn with other 6U teams," said Megan Miller, director of the Tallassee Recreation Department. "Next year, we'll be playing full USSSA 6U baseball. We're hoping that brings more people. In the past it's been tee ball. The past few years we've been trying to transition into a more structured league for that age group."

Tournaments this week will be in Wetumpka, Phenix City, Millbrook, Clanton. All state tournaments will be in Oxford this year.

2023 Tallassee 6U All-Stars

Kasen Bruton
River Coan
Asher Del Rivero
Drayke Hathcock
Ace Henderson
Coy Hilyer
Caleb Sanders
Brycen Thomas
Beau Webster
Jackson Williams

Coaches: Coy Thomas, Asa Del Rivero, Cole Hilyer, Taylor Hilyer

2023 Tallassee 8U All-Stars

Sebastian Alvarez
Everett Elliott
Bishop Harris
Stetson Holt
Cole Hughes
Cooper Lemmond
Zeke Rigsby
Easton Rodgers
Tucker Sanders
Tillman Scarborough
O’Ryan Skipper
Braxton Webb

Coaches: Chuck Lemmond, Dylan Hughes, Ben Elliott, and Jonathon Rodgers

2023 Tallassee 10U All-Stars

Logan Bruner
Bo Burton
Zayne Bush
Kobe Henderson
Jax Luster
Ayden Parker
Kade O’Rear
Ben Speake
Cam Taylor
Jacob Willcutt
Landon Woodall

Coaches: Troy Bush, Adam Bruner, Clark Burton, and Rodney Parker

2023 Tallassee 12U All-Stars

Aubrey Chandler
Landon Cullars
Barker Davis
Caleb Fullerton
Caiden Hilyer
Landon Ledbetter
Brock Mason
Walter Sides
Michael McGarr
Kyson Pannell
Bryce Smith

Coaches: Josh Cullars, Nate Fullerton, Chris Mason, and Brad Smith

Tournament Schedule

June 5-10 - Regional Tournament:
6U, 8U, 10U, 12U - Wetumpka, Phenix City, Millbrook, Clanton

June 15-17 - State Tournament:
6U, 12U - Oxford 

June 22-24 - State Tournament:
8U, 10U - Oxford

8U all-stars (kneeling, left to right): O'Ryan Skipper, Zeke Rigsby, Cole Hughes, Tucker Sanders, Stetson Holt, Cooper Lemmond. (Standing, left to right): Bishop Harris, Tillman Scarborough, Braxton Webb, Easton Rogers, Everett Elliot, Sabastian Alvarez. Photo by Anna Lemmond.

10U all-stars (left to right): (bottom, left to right): Jacob Willcutt, Bo Burton, Kade O'Rear, Ben Speake, Zayne Bush, Ayden Parker. (Top row, left to right): Landyn Woodall, Logan Bruner, Jax Luster, Kobe Henderson, Cam Taylor.

12U all-stars (left to right): Michael McGarr, Caleb Fullerton, Bryce Smith, Aubrey Chandler, Caiden Hilyer. (Standing, left to right): Walter Sides, Landon Ledbetter, Brock Mason, Landon Cullars, Kyson Pannell, Barker Davis. Photo by Wild Honey Photography.