Local all stars are District 4 Big League champs

Mon, 07/28/2008 - 9:09am
By: The Citizen

District 4 Big League Champs

The local All Star Team representing Georgia District 4 Big League Baseball completed a run in the tournament by winning the District Championship against West Point, Georgia in a best of three series. They followed that up by winning the Georgia State Championship, defeating Georgia District 7 by a score of 21 – 5 in the finals.

The following 16 players represented the counties of Fayette, Coweta, Spaulding and Fulton: Derek Abrams, Randy Beadling, Sam Mittleman, Eric Schroder, Jason Allen, Steven Davis, Casey McDonald, Drew Provence, Eddie Storm, Matt Harmon, Joseph Johnson, Scott Lanier, Aaron Patten, Stephen Pope, Jesse Amtmann and Taylor Mathusek. They were Managed by Gary Snider and coached by Ralph Storm, Tommy Thomas, and Rick Ferguson.

The Georgia State Champs traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to participate in the Southern Region Big League Baseball Tournament July 18 – 20 against teams representing Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina and West Virginia. The team lost the first game 8 - 4 to Tennessee and the second 5 - 2 to a very good Florida team from Tampa. District 4 came back to beat West Virginia 11 - 6 in the last game of pool play, but was unable to move on as West Virginia and Florida competed in the Semi Finals from Pool A when a three way tie for second in the pool came down to a formula where they were two runs short for the tournament.

The team will be interviewed on 92.5 FM, The Bear, Friday, August 8, at 9 pm. Tune in to hear stories about the games and the program.

Big League Baseball is gearing up for their fall league by putting on an open U18 Wood Bat Tournament September 12th thru 14th at Peachtree City BSC. Fall league games will begin September 21. For more information and to download registration forms for the fall league, visit the Big League website at: www.eteamz.com/D4bigleague.

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