COVINGTON, Ga. — Newton County little league baseball teams continue to impress, as a trio of squads have won state championships and competed in the United States Speciality Sports Association World Series events.
It’s just an addendum to the success displayed by the 10u Mayhem Bad Boys squad that won a USSSA World Series crown last month. The three pictured squads are teams from the Newton County Recreation department.
Coached by Tim Kolnic, Travis Swords, and Derek Frachiseur, the 8u Royal All-Stars team (as seen in the main photo) roster is as follows: Ian Copeland, Abram James Denney, Brody Ewing, Jake Frachiseur, Aiden Kolnik, Christopher Royal, Zachary Smallwood, Weston Stapp, Lucas Swords, Tripp Swords,Terrance Kajuan Tonic, and Kason Williams.
The 10u Royal all-star team won sub-state, State Champions, and placed 4th in the USSSA World Series that was played in Gulfport, Mississippi June 27 through July 1.
Players: Luke Allgood, Nolan Christian, Griffin Conn, Evan Daley, Caden Gunter, Devontae' Hardeman, Luke Kendall, Asa James Lingerfelt, Jerrell Martin, Oliver Rumble, Braxton Speer, and Mason Thomason.
Coaches are Brad Gunter, Brian Lingerfelt, Brad Lingerfelt, and Billy Conn.
Finally, the 13-year-old Dixie Boys Baseball team traveled to Columbus, Georgia last weekend and won the Dixie Boys State Tournament. They will be traveling to Bossier City, Louisiana On August 3 and play their first game Saturday August 4 at 7:00 pm against the Mississippi State Champions. They beat the West, Georgia All-Stars last Friday night, 10-6, got rained out on Saturday and came back Sunday to win 5-2.
Players: Jackson Allen, Andrew Appleby, Ethan Caldwell, Conner Coursey, Hunter Denney, Samuel Harper, Paul Kendall, Jr, Brady Marbut, Jaylin Robinson, Kasee Rooks, Luke Terry, Cason Turner.
Coaches: Ricky Vaughn, Shane Allen, Duane Turner, and Chad Caldwell.