Atmore softball 14U All-Stars earn runner up title

Published 11:23 am Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Atmore 14U Babe Ruth softball All-Stars were ther runners up in last weekend's tournament in Brewton.

Due to a lack of teams in their division, the Atmore 14U All-Stars found themselves playing in the 16U tournament this weekend in Brewton, and fought their way through their older opponents to land at the runner up spot and earn a trip to North Carolina later this month to play in the regional tournament.

The 14U All-Stars fought through a tough schedule over the weekend, taking on 16U opponents from Brewton, Northwest Escambia and Covington County to finish in second place.

Pictured above, first row, from left, are 14U Atmore softball All-Stars Taylor Morris and Kati Buckley; second row, from left, coach Shirley Simpkins, Scoteria Riley, Ychelle Walker, Olivia Tatum, Diamonde McCullam; third row, from left, Ashleigh Simpkins, Myauntala Mitchell, Jessica Sanspree, coach Ronnie Knowles, Balencia Nickson, Jennifer Weaver.
Simpkins said, following the girls’ big weekend in Brewton, they will begin preparations for a quick turn around and trip to Wintersville, NC.

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The girls will have time for only a select few practices before making the trip Tuesday. Tournament play will last through the week, culminating next Saturday in the softball World Series championship.