2017-07-20 / Front Page

District 6 Champs finish third in state



The District 6 Champion Washington-Wilkes Little League 9-11-year-old All-Stars finished in third place in the state after a grueling run of four games in Cartersville July 8-11. In the first game, the boys beat Chatham County easily 8-2 and moved on to defeat Smyrna Blue the next day 8-6. The going got really tough in game three on July 10 as W-W faced a powerful Northern Columbus team and ended up having to move into the losers bracket following the 25-2 defeat. Game four was an elimination game and W-W came up against Smyrna Blue again, a team they had beaten just three days earlier. The boys were up 4-3 going into the bottom of the fifth inning but ultimately came up short and lost 8-5. On Facebook, parents expressed thanks to the coaches, Rodney Shedd, Bernard Welborn, and Zach Henderson, and one of them said, “Thank you all for putting in countless hours making these boys the great players they are. You all have given these boys memories they will remember forever. Win or lose you have all made Washington-Wilkes proud.” The District 6 Champion Washington-Wilkes Little League 9-11-year-old All-Stars finished in third place in the state after a grueling run of four games in Cartersville July 8-11. In the first game, the boys beat Chatham County easily 8-2 and moved on to defeat Smyrna Blue the next day 8-6. The going got really tough in game three on July 10 as W-W faced a powerful Northern Columbus team and ended up having to move into the losers bracket following the 25-2 defeat. Game four was an elimination game and W-W came up against Smyrna Blue again, a team they had beaten just three days earlier. The boys were up 4-3 going into the bottom of the fifth inning but ultimately came up short and lost 8-5. On Facebook, parents expressed thanks to the coaches, Rodney Shedd, Bernard Welborn, and Zach Henderson, and one of them said, “Thank you all for putting in countless hours making these boys the great players they are. You all have given these boys memories they will remember forever. Win or lose you have all made Washington-Wilkes proud.”

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