Pictured here: The Seminole County 9 and 10 All Stars are coached by Head Coach Wes Baldwin and assistant coaches, Michael Jon Rogerson and Stan Deal. The players include Luke Akers, Dontavious Bell, Zy’Mere Chrispen, Preston Deal, Ellis Denham, Cullen Hicks, Jack Palmer, Reed Phillips, Brody Rogerson, Luke Scott and Colt Williams.
The Seminole County nine and ten-year-old team to represent District 5 in Georgia Dixie Youth State Tournament July 5
On June 1st and 2nd the Seminole County Recreation Department hosted the Dixie Youth District 5 nine- and ten-year-old All Star tournament to decide who would represent the District at the Georgia Dixie Youth State Tournament starting July 5th in Cochran, Georgia. Our Seminole County All Stars started the tournament on Saturday morning by playing Baconton. It was a back and forth game, but thanks to strong offensive showing by Colt Williams (3 hits and 2 runs) and Cullen Hicks (2 hits and 2 runs) combined with good pitching from Luke Akers, Luke Scott and Jack Palmer, Seminole County was able to hold off Baconton 8-5.
In the second game of the tournament, Irwin County run ruled Baconton, eliminating Baconton from the tournament.
Seminole County then faced off with Irwin County Saturday afternoon in what was a pitchers duel with both teams being held scoreless, until the top of the fourth inning, when Seminole County scored five runs. Irwin County answered in the bottom of the fourth with three runs, but Seminole County took away any momentum Irwin County had gained by putting up another five runs in the fifth and two runs in the sixth. In the end Seminole County came out on top 12-7. Offensively it was a total team effort with 9 different players getting a hit and 4 of those players, Jack Palmer, Colt Williams, Ellis Denham and Reed Phillips, all having multiple hits. On the mound, Colt Williams set the pace for Seminole County pitching five innings and a third, striking out 7 and not surrendering one walk.
Seminole County then faced Irwin County again on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. for the championship. It was another exciting game back and forth. Luke Akers pitched a great game for Seminole, going 5 innings, striking out 7 and only surrendering 1 walk. In the sixth inning, Luke Scott came into pitch and closed out the game striking out 2 Irwin players, making Seminole County District Champs with a 9-7 victory. Seminole again had great offensive production from the entire team, including multiple hits from Colt Williams, Brody Rogerson, Preston Deal, and Cullen Hicks.