Valley Grande youth champions crowned

Published 6:55 pm Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Braves won the Valley Grande 10-and-under baseball championship Saturday at the Valley Grande Sportsplex, beating the Mets 12-5. — Justin Fedich

The Braves won the Valley Grande 10-and-under baseball championship Saturday at the Valley Grande Sportsplex, beating the Mets 12-5. — Justin Fedich

Braves players sprinted toward their dugout to celebrate when they realized they had won a league title. Despite only winning a couple games in the regular season, the Braves won the biggest games when it counted most.

The Braves scored seven runs in the first inning to beat the Mets 12-5 in the 10-and-under Valley Grande coach-pitch baseball league Saturday at the Valley Grande Sportsplex.

John Braxton Hall and Logan Shoultz each scored three runs to lead the Braves.

“It feels really good to win a championship when you’ve tried really hard at practice,” Shoultz said.

 

Dodgers 13, Yankees 12 (tee-ball)

The temperature was above 90 degrees, but it didn’t stop the 3-5 year-olds on the Valley Grande Dodgers and Yankees tee-ball teams to fight until the very end.

The Dodgers won the Valley Grande tee-ball title. — Justin Fedich

The Dodgers won the Valley Grande tee-ball title. — Justin Fedich

Trailing 12-11 going into the final inning, the Dodgers Dailan Ford hit an in-the-park home run to to tie the game and Ellie Carroll scored the game-winning run.

“The first game they played, they were about ready to pass out, so I’m proud of them,” said Dodgers  coach James Roberts.

About Justin Fedich

Staff writer for The Selma Times-Journal.

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