Tennessee Babe Ruth League commissioner Roger “Jabber” Giles (center) is all smiles when he was surprised by Babe Ruth League District Commissioner Mike Tatum (left) and Babe Ruth League International Board of Director Steve “Spike” Hupka, who presented Giles with a plaque for his induction into the Babe Ruth League Southeast Region Hall of Fame.
Tribune photos by Anthony S. Puca
The state tournament participating teams line up for the opening ceremonies Friday night at Lewisburg.
Miss Marshall County Shyann Miller and state representative Rick Tillis greeted all the players, including Marshall County’s Kyrklinn Wunderlin.
Marshall County catcher Luke Terry hands Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham the ball after Bingham threw out the first pitch to open the 2018 Babe Ruth League 13-15 year-old State Tournament Friday night at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Memorial Field in Lewisburg.
The Marshall County High School Choir sings the National Anthem as the Lewisburg Police Honor Guard Unit performs the Presentation of the Colors.
Luke Terry looks at a high pitch for a ball before drawing a base on balls versus East Nashville.
Caleb Grooms, who gave Marshall County an instant big play in the first inning on opening night when he threw out a runner at second base, takes a big cut at the plate in the bottom of the second inning before being hit by a pitch.
Kel Greer drills a base hit in Marshall County’s 9-1 opening night win over East Nashville.