8U All-Star Baseball Team Headed To StateJun 22nd, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page, Sports
The 8U All Star team traveled to Lake City this past weekend and competed in the Cal Ripken North Florida State Qualifier.
Madison’s first opponent in the tournament was Bradford, who they defeated 17-0 in 4 innings.
In the second game, Madison took the field against Suwannee’s All Stars and ended the game in three innings with an 18-0 score.
The third and final game had Madison paired with Branford. Our boys ended this game also in three innings, putting another 17 runs across the plate, while holding Branford to three scoreless innings.
When the dust had settled, Madison scored 52 runs in three games, while allowing no runs by their opponents.
By going undefeated and winning their bracket, Madison has qualified for a return trip to Palm Beach Gardens to represent the Madison County Babe Ruth League in the State Tournament. Last year, Madison finished second in the State and our boys are hoping to best that this year by winning the State Title.
To do this, the team needs the community’s continued support. To date, we have sold raffle tickets, watermelons and chicken and rice dinners in an effort to help cover the expenses of uniforms, tournament fees, traveling and lodging. Our team truly appreciates everything this community has done to support this team, but we need your continued support.
If you are interested in sponsoring our team, please call Billy Tolar or send your check, made payable to: Madison County Babe Ruth League, c/o Billy Tolar, 317 SW Osceola Way, Greenville, FL 32331. Please call 850.673.7957 if you have any questions or would like your donation picked up.
The team is made up of the following players and coaches; #1 Brannon Tolar, #2 Vinsonte Allen, #3 Blaydon Plain, #4 Mitch Rutherford, #5 Rhett Rutherford, #6 Riley Borgert, #7 Brady Browning, #10 Zarion Preaster, #12 Caleb Ginn, #25 Will Sullivan, #27 Jake Driggers, #32 Tyrece Pryor, Coaches are Billy Tolar, Dan Rutherford, and Jack Plain