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10U all-star pitchers Thomas Lemmond and Cash Gough combined for a perfect game in Tallassee's 10-0 win over Jacksonville on Friday in Troy. Submitted by Miles Hathcock.

6U girls win state title/10U boys fall/14 team Texas bound

By Michael Butler

Tallassee has another state champion. The 6U SweeTees won the Dixie Youth Softball championship in Eufaula.

The girls ran the table in wins over Enterprise (26-6), Montgomery American (28-17), Montgomery Gray (24-4) and Wicksburg (20-9) to set up a rematch with Montgomery Gray in the title game. The Tigers won 23-9.

It's been a good year for manager Brent Tennyson, who coached the Tallassee MatCats to a state championship in the spring. His daughter Maddie is on the softball team. She turned a triple play in the win over Montgomery American.

The 6U girls will be traveling to Alexandria, La. and face Tennessee in game one of the World Series.

6U All-Stars: (front row, left to right): Zadie Stephens, Carlynn Easterling, Kylie Taylor, Emily Watkins, Maddie Tennyson, McCall Clayton. (Back row, left to right): Kaysen Tew, Carli Vargas, Maddy Norrell,  Jazlyn Fitzpatrick
Coaches: Ron Taylor, Brent Tennyson, Jaiton Stephens, Charlie Denning. Submitted by Jessica Taylor.

Tallassee's 10U Dixie Youth Baseball all-stars run has to come to an end at the state level. The Tigers won the District 5 title in Montgomery and went 2-2 in Troy forduring the state tourney.

District champion and state runner-up, Tallassee's 14-year-old all-stars received an invite to the Babe Ruth Regional in Texas.

Old nemesis South Bibb dealt Tallassee a defeat on day one of the tournament, 9-5. The Tigers bounced back with a 10-0 win over Jacksonville. Thomas Lemmond retired all 11 batters through 3 2/3 innings. Cash Gough got the final out as the two combined for the perfect game.

Lemmond hit a homerun in Tallassee's 17-11 win over Auburn Blue on Saturday. The Tigers played again in the evening and were eliminated by Alexandria 7-6.

Tallassee's 14-year-old Babe Ruth state runners-up squad will play in the Regional in Plainview, Tex. Tallassee will take on the winner of Picayune, Miss. and Plainview on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

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