Marshall County all-stars sweep state tournament, qualify for World Series

Monday, July 17, 2017
Marshall County’s Preston Shelton, who went 7-for-8 with 5 runs scored and 2RBIs in the East Tennessee State Tournament at Lewisburg, slams a two-run double Saturday night versus Bellevue.
Tribune photo by Anthony S. Puca

The Marshall County Babe League’s 15-year old all-stars were on a historic mission to become the first Marshall County team to ever play in a Babe Ruth World Series and manager Mike Mills’ squad made it happen.

The all-stars beat Bellevue 9-1 in an emotional packed game Saturday night before completing the sweep at the Jonathon D. Hollingsworth Field in Lewisburg with a big 16-3 five inning, run-rule win over Lebanon Sunday night to clinch a spot in the SE Region Tournament and the World Series.

The SE Region Tournament begins July 25 at Greenville, NC before the World Series starts on August 10 at Lawrenceburg.

Marshall County will be the World Series National Bracket with the SE Regional champions from the Southwest, Pacific Southwest, Southeast, and Pacific Northwest.

Lawrenceburg is in the American Bracket with the Ohio Valley champions, New England, Middle Atlantic, and Midwest Plains.

The brackets for the SE Region Tournament at Greenville have not been determined yet.

Read more coverage of the all-stars in Wednesday’s Edition of the Tribune.

Mills’ assistant coaches are Greg and Hunter Bradford and the roster consists of Preston Shelton, Walker Whaley, Spence Oliver, Austin Grubbs, Zack Graves, Matthew McCormick, Colton Barber, Blake Aldridge, Jake Singleton, Jake Wallace, Matthew Fuller, and Javarria Rucker.