All Stars are State Champions


Will play in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series

Staff Report



Photo courtesy of Kelly Small The Union County All Stars team won the Dixie Boys 14U State Championship without losing a single game during the State Tournament which was played this week at Timken Sports Complex. The team will now travel to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series. The members of the team are (front row) Kenterrius Thompson, Manager Freddie Thompson, Steven Means, Connor Goings, Floyd Owens Jr, Kevon Hughes, Mason Melton, (back row), Coach Mark Lawson, Tarik Briggs, TJ Betenbaugh, Willie Jeter, Kaden Lawson, JaVonta Beacham, Kaleb Small, Aidan Strickland, and Coach Jeff Strickland.


Photo courtesy of Kelly Small The Union County All Stars team won the Dixie Boys 14U State Championship without losing a single game during the State Tournament which was played this week at Timken Sports Complex. The team will now travel to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series. Here Manager Freddie Thompson and Coaches Mark Lawson and Jeff Strickland are presented with the State Championship plaque from Dixie Boys South Carolina State Director Rick Lacey.


Photo courtesy of Kelly Small The Union County All Stars team won the Dixie Boys 14U State Championship without losing a single game during the State Tournament which was played this week at Timken Sports Complex. The team will now travel to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series. Manager Freddie Thompson gets a cooler of water for his victory celebration from JaVonta Beacham.


UNION COUNTY — Not only did the Union County All Stars team win the State Championship they did so playing on their home field and without losing a single game in the State Tournament.

In a statement release Friday, Dixie Youth/Dixie Boys Secretary Kelly Small announced that the Union County All Stars went undefeated in State Tournament play held this week at the Timken Sports Complex, out scoring their opponents 70-16.

The press release states the team will now travel to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series. It states that Opening Ceremonies will be held on Friday, Aug. 4 and first scheduled game will be on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. against Tennessee.

Tournament Statistics

These are the statistics for the Union County All Stars for the Dixie Boys 14U State Championship held this week at the Timken Sports Complex.

• Game 1 vs Westminster

Final score 18-4

Pitchers

Kaleb Small pitched 3 innings and recorded 4 strikeouts.

Steven Means pitched 3 innings and recorded 2 strikeouts.

Kevon Hughes pitched 1 inning and recorded 1 strikeout.

Hits

Tarik Briggs — 2 singles

Mason Melton — 2 singles

Kaleb Small — 1 single, 1 home run

Aidan Strickland — 1 home run, 1 fielder’s choice

TJ Betenbaugh — 2 singles, 1 double

JaVonta Beacham — 1 single

Connor Goings — 1 single, 1 double

Steven Means — 1 double

Collectively, the team reached base by 8 walks and 1 reaches on an error.

• Game 2 vs Lancaster

Final score 12-1

Pitchers

Willie Jeter pitched 4 innings and recorded 4 strikeouts.

Hits

Tarik Briggs — 1 triple, 1 single

Mason Melton — 2 singles, 1 home run

Kaleb Small — 1 single, 2 doubles

Willie Jeter — 1 single

Aidan Strickland — 1 single, 1 double

Connor Goings — 1 single

The team collectively reached base with 4 walks.

• Game 3 vs Aynor

Final Score 12-1

Pitchers

Kaleb Small pitched 6 innings and recorded 8 strikeouts.

Hits

Tarik Briggs — 1 double

Kaleb Small — 2 singles

Willie Jeter — 1 single, 1 home run

Aidan Strickland 2 singles

TJ Betenbaugh — 1 fielder’s choice

JaVonta Beacham — 2 singles

Connor Goings — 1 single

Steven Means — 2 singles

The team collectively reached base on 4 walks and 4 errors.

• Game 4 vs Marlboro County

Final Score 14-4

Pitchers

Steven Means pitched 4 innings and recorded 1 strikeout.

Kevin Hughes pitched 2 innings and recorded 1 strikeout.

Hits

Tarik Briggs — 1 single

Kaleb Small — 1 home run, 1 single

Willie Jeter — 1 home run, 1 single

Aidan Strickland — 1 double, 2 singles

TJ Betenbaugh — 3 singles

JaVonta Beacham — 1 home run

Steven Means — 1 single

The team collectively reached base on 3 walks and 5 errors.

• Game 5 Championship Game vs Aynor

Final Score 14-6

Pitchers

Kaleb Small pitched 7 innings and recorded 6 strikeouts.

Steven Means threw 1 pitch to close out the last inning.

Hits

Mason Melton — 1 single, 1 double

Kaleb Small — 1 single, 1 double

Willie Jeter — 1 single

Aidan Strickland — 1 single, 1 triple

TJ Betenbaugh — 1 single, 1 fielder’s choice

JaVonta Beacham — 1 single

The team collectively reached base on 7 walks and 2 errors.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Small The Union County All Stars team won the Dixie Boys 14U State Championship without losing a single game during the State Tournament which was played this week at Timken Sports Complex. The team will now travel to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series. The members of the team are (front row) Kenterrius Thompson, Manager Freddie Thompson, Steven Means, Connor Goings, Floyd Owens Jr, Kevon Hughes, Mason Melton, (back row), Coach Mark Lawson, Tarik Briggs, TJ Betenbaugh, Willie Jeter, Kaden Lawson, JaVonta Beacham, Kaleb Small, Aidan Strickland, and Coach Jeff Strickland.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_State-Champs.jpgPhoto courtesy of Kelly Small The Union County All Stars team won the Dixie Boys 14U State Championship without losing a single game during the State Tournament which was played this week at Timken Sports Complex. The team will now travel to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series. The members of the team are (front row) Kenterrius Thompson, Manager Freddie Thompson, Steven Means, Connor Goings, Floyd Owens Jr, Kevon Hughes, Mason Melton, (back row), Coach Mark Lawson, Tarik Briggs, TJ Betenbaugh, Willie Jeter, Kaden Lawson, JaVonta Beacham, Kaleb Small, Aidan Strickland, and Coach Jeff Strickland.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Small The Union County All Stars team won the Dixie Boys 14U State Championship without losing a single game during the State Tournament which was played this week at Timken Sports Complex. The team will now travel to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series. Here Manager Freddie Thompson and Coaches Mark Lawson and Jeff Strickland are presented with the State Championship plaque from Dixie Boys South Carolina State Director Rick Lacey.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_State-Champs-3.jpgPhoto courtesy of Kelly Small The Union County All Stars team won the Dixie Boys 14U State Championship without losing a single game during the State Tournament which was played this week at Timken Sports Complex. The team will now travel to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series. Here Manager Freddie Thompson and Coaches Mark Lawson and Jeff Strickland are presented with the State Championship plaque from Dixie Boys South Carolina State Director Rick Lacey.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Small The Union County All Stars team won the Dixie Boys 14U State Championship without losing a single game during the State Tournament which was played this week at Timken Sports Complex. The team will now travel to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series. Manager Freddie Thompson gets a cooler of water for his victory celebration from JaVonta Beacham.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_State-Champs-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Kelly Small The Union County All Stars team won the Dixie Boys 14U State Championship without losing a single game during the State Tournament which was played this week at Timken Sports Complex. The team will now travel to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series. Manager Freddie Thompson gets a cooler of water for his victory celebration from JaVonta Beacham.
Will play in the Dixie Boys 14U World Series

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