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State tourney runner-ups

Back row L to R- Coaches- Eddie Adkins, Kenny Tunks, Patrick Lyons, Ivan Massey. Middle Row left to right- Elliott Stice, Owen Kiernan, Tucker Brantley, Sawyer Simmons, Cooper Vincent, Coltyn Lyons. Front row L to R- Warner Tunks, Cooper Atkins, Cash Morton, Jack Lich, Jonah Massey, Alex Kelley.

Persistence and hard work have paid off for a baseball team in Edmonson County. The Edmonson County 8U All-Stars have captured a big win in tournament play. The tournament was held in Clarkson from July 6-8. There were six teams competing for the 8U Coach Pitch Ky State Tournament title.  

Head Coach Eddie Atkins added, “we had won all our games from Friday until Sunday until we played Barren County Maroon in the Championship, which we fell short 11-18. We went into today (July 8) as #2 seed in the bracket play to the Championship Game. We played four games before the Championship, which was held at 2:15 p.m. today (July 8). We went into the championship game undefeated as well as Barren Co Maroon being undefeated.”  

The state tourney was held at Clarkson City Park. It was the West Ky State Tournament. The team has been invited to compete at Regionals in Mt. Sterling from July 19 – 23.  

He said, “I’m proud of these guys, we have played in tournaments every weekend for the past five weeks and practiced three or four times a week to get them where they are now.”  



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