The Kids of Summer:
Tee ball season opens with big wins, tough losses and lots of smiles
The Atmore Tee Ball League season got underway in grand fashion Saturday as the 12 teams that make up the league gathered for an opening day ceremony followed by each teams' first game of the season.
During the ceremony to kick off the season, Atmore Mayor Howard Shell spoke to the players, parents and fans.
The day's event was in memory of Conner Bernard Vickrey, the late son of Todd and Dana Vickrey, who died as an infant earlier this year.
When the time came to officially start the season, Hunter Dettling of the Oilers hit the ceremonial opening ball.
Hitting the opening ball, did not help the Oilers any as they lost their first game of the season to the Falcons, 27-18.
Leading the Falcons was Tywan Dixon who scored four runs and had five RBI. He also helped on defense as he turned two double plays.
Other leaders on the Falcons were: Malcolm Black scored three runs and had one RBI; J.B. Holland scored two runs and had one RBI; Dustin Lindsey scored three runs and had one RBI; Shonnan Huggins scored one run and had two RBI; Hunter Dettling scored once and drove in five more; Kenneth Sager scored once and had two RBI; Dustin Bishop scored once and had an RBI; Skyler Mothershed and Abby McCullough had an RBI each and Tiarra Sharp and Dalvin Montgomery each scored one run.
The Falcons are being coached by Seth Dettling.
Leaders for the Oilers were: Chelsey Ramer who scored two runs; Bradley Jefferson with two runs; Jacob Lisenby scored three times; Jacob Gibson came around three times; Wesley Jefferson scored a run; Gracie Godwin scored one run; Nicholas Linam came around twice; Millard McWhorten scored three times; Dustin Mack scored four runs; Tyler Fountain touched home three times; Frederick Knight scored one run and Trestin Hazely added two runs.
The Oilers are coached by Dale Lisenby, Mark Mack, Jamie Romer and Shawn Linam.
Results of the other opening day games will be printed as statistics become available.