Half-dozen Little League teams still playing
From Staff Reports
July 2, 2008 - A half-dozen Little League All-Stars teams from Sulphur Springs are still competing in district tournaments around North and East Texas this week.
In the Junior League (13-14-year-olds), the Sulphur Springs team coached by Ralph Bryant lost on Thursday to North Garland 20-2, but rebounded Saturday by defeating SouthGarland 20-7. On Tuesday night,they eliminated Wylie by a 9-5 margin.
Their next game is scheduled for tonight against North Garland again. The winner of that game will play Garner Garland in the district championship.
In the Little League division (11-12-year-olds), Sulphur Springs defeated McKinney on Friday night 14-10, making the team coached by Brandon Brock champions of Pool C and giving them a ticket to the single-elimination Championship Round.
They were scheduled to play The Colony on Tuesday night in South Garland. A victory there would put them in the semifinals Thursday night against the winner of Denison and Wylie.
The Sulphur Springs 11-year-old team, coached by Rowdy Crowson, defeated Denison on Thursday 7-5, but lost to South Garland on Sunday 8-2. They are scheduled to play Denison again at Coleman Park in an elimination game. The winner will face South Garland Thursday night in the district finals.
Both 9-10-year-old teams have been eliminated from postseason play.
Three 7-8-year-old teams began district play on Monday night in two different tournament sites.
SS Black, coached by Jerry Burton, traveled to Rowlett, while the Sulphur Springs Royal, coached by Tory Humphries, and Navy, coached by Kevin Monk, began play in Sherman.
The SS Black team opened with a victory over East Fork 17-16. Their next opponent was scheduled to be Rowlett.
The SS Navy team suffered a tough loss to Sherman Monday evening 12-11. They were scheduled to face Sachse next in an elimination game.
SS Royal opened the tournament with a 20-14 victory over Sachse, and will face the winner between Sherman and Greenville at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Against Sachse, SS Royal had 30 hits, as Dedric Godbolt led the team
with four hits and Ryan Humphries led in RBI with four - including a fifth-inning grand slam. Gavin Millsap, Triston McCormick, Humphries and Bryson Lynn all had three hits. Michael Arnold, Ryder Caddell, Heston Golightly, Ty Latham, Elmer Rodriguez, Zane Haywood and Joseph Forshee added two hits each.