Atmore T-ball swings into action
By By Lori Dann
Advance Managing Editor
More than 150 youngsters took the field Saturday for the opening day of T-ball season at Johnny Woods Memorial Park.
Mayor Rodney Owens helped start the day with a speech during opening ceremonies. Alana Johnson of the Ringers then hit the first ball off the tee, and Clayton Vickrey of the Cougars received it.
We're also proud of our fields. They look better than ever before thanks to a group of volunteers who helped us at a work day.
The following is a summary of opening day action.
Shockers 22, Chickenhawks 15
James Dean drove in seven runs and scored three to help the Shockers post a 22-15 win over the Chickenhawks.
Other big hitters for the winners included Chase Reid, who had three RBI and two runs scored; Blake Quimby, two RBI and two runs; Josh Peoples, Dane Eiland and Kit Leachman, two RBI and one run each; Gavin Salter, one RBI and five runs; Casey Freeman, five runs; Raven Barac, one RBI and two runs; and Brandon Brown and Karen Eiland, one RBI each.
Offensive leaders for the Chicken-hawks included J.B. Rogers, who had three RBI and two runs; Judd Arnold and Shawna Montgomery with three RBI and one run each; Will Hendrix with two RBI and two runs; Logan Boatwright, Jay Harris and Austin McGhee with one RBI and one run each; Cameron McGhee with three runs; Johnathan Stallworth with two runs; Drake McGhee with one RBI; and Brett McCraney with one run.
James Gang 35, Pumpers 24
Tee (no last name provided) had a big day at the plate with seven RBI and five runs scored to lead the James Gang to a 35-24 victory over the Pumpers.
Also getting hits were Justin Stabler, who drove in six runs and scored five; Johnathan Thames, six RBI and three runs; Randy Fretwell, four RBI and five runs; Cedric Pierce, four RBI and four runs; Dillon Rolin, four RBI; Chance Jackson and Darren McGhee, five runs each; Colton Respress, two RBI; Cole Whatley, one RBI, three runs; and Akheem Hernandez, one RBI
For the Pumpers, Colby White had four RBI and three runs; Austin Albritton had four RBI and one run; Austin Buckhault had three RBI and three runs; Demarcus Clark had three RBI and two runs; Stanley Felder Jr. had three RBI; Donovan McLaughlin had two RBI and one run; Vonsha Jones had four runs; Tanner Kirk and Quinton McLaughlin each had one RBI and four runs; Sharayna Johnson had one RBI and two runs; and Shemetra Earl and Zachary Hadley had one RBI each.
Killer Watts 29, Mets 18
Caleb McAnally led the way with five RBI and four runs as the Killer Watts defeated the Mets 29-18.
Also contributing for the winners were Lacy Holland with five RBI and two runs; Wesley Sirmon with four RBI and four runs; Walter Franklin with four Rbi and one run; Chase Jaye with three RBI and four runs; Nolan McAnally and Charlie Hadley with five runs each; Landon Kirkland with four runs; and Conner Jaye, Bryant Lane and Jamekia North with two RBI each.
The Mets were paced by Logan Smith with five RBI and one run; Taylor Helton with three RBI and three runs; Terrence Marshall with two RBI and two runs; Alexa Tullis-Smith with two RBI and one run; Austin Prosser with one RBI and four runs; Michael Powell with one RBI and two runs; Dylan Baker with one RBI and one run; and Destin Douglas with four runs.
Coolers 23, Blue Flames 22
Darrian Henderson belted in five runs and scored five more as the Coolers edged the Blue Flames 23-22.
Also leading the offense for the Collers were Emily Vickrey with four RBI and three runs; Andrew Todd with three RBI and one run; Tanner Boatwright with two RBI and three runs; Clayton Vickrey with two RBI and two runs; Dustin Wilson with one RBI and four runs; John Dickson with one RBI and two runs; Wendell Archie with one RBI and one run; Jordan Sasser with two RBI; and Chrstina Donald and Thomas McNeil with one run each.
No statistics were provided for the Blue Flames.
Editor's Note: Statistics for other games were not available. Coaches and scorekeepers are urged to turn in stat sheets to the concession stand following each game. First and last names must be provided on each sheet.