Stories from Saturday, August 4, 2012
Let the show begin
League pulled out all the stops last night for the opening ceremonies of the 12U World Series.
For the first time ever, the World Series has expanded from 10 to 20 teams from literally coast-to-coast, and as the squads marched onto the field with their banners, the crowd went wild.
Cornersville resident James Holder, who has two daughters (Kianna and Aliyah) on the team said, "We are pretty excited and very proud of all the girls. You can't get any higher than this."
King leads comeback kids to undefeated start
The Marshall County all-stars began day one of the Babe Ruth World Series with a 10-6 win over Angola, IN behind a big 11-hit attack and a stellar relief effort by Leah Hollingsworth in the circle, before shocking the hosts Santa Fe squad in a last inning come-from-behind 3-2 miracle victory to move to 2-0 in pool play.
The story of tournament so far has been the outstanding play by Samantha King, who went 2-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored in game one, plus the go-ahead base hit, but if that wasn't good enough, King crowned that effort with a complete game effort on the hill in game two and drove home all three of Marshall County's runs in the sixth inning on a two-out, bases juiced double.