The Tennessee Dixie Youth O-Zone state champion Lebanon American received its Team Tennessee uniforms Wednesday. The team will wear the white and orange duds in the Dixie Youth World Series which starts Saturday in Lexington, S.C.
Carson Boles looks at his new jersey. Cumberland coach Woody Hunt holds the black and orange batting helmet.
At right, the team gathers on the David B. Penuel Memorial Field for a team photo. Kneeling [from left] are Gaven Reasonover, Carson Boles, Spencer Sorce, Corey Jones, Seth Beck and Mark McDearman. Standing are coach Chuck Reasonover, Evan Britt, Braden Reece, Luke Bradshaw, Brady Chappell, jeremiah Hastings, Kameron Bond and manager Scott Sorce. Not pictured is coach Mike Boles.
Lebanon will take on Pineville, La., at 4:45 p.m. CDT Saturday in Lexington, a suburb of Columbia. Win or lose, the Americans will take on either Baldwin County, Ga., or Spring Hill, Fla., on Sunday. The 12-team, double-elimination tournament will continue until next Thursday.
Hunt spoke to the players , many of whom have participated in his summer camp, telling them to enjoy the experience, play hard and not worry about mistakes. He also said being nervous is okay as it’s a sign of being ready to play.
John McDearman of Lebanon Youth Baseball said Series games should be available live on www.jockjive.com