Rosters set for Babe Ruth, Little League 11-12 All-Stars
The rosters are set for the Brewton Babe Ruth Age 13, 14 and 15-year-old All-Star teams.
Brewton's 13-year-olds will be coached by Bob DeFrancisco, Alan Berry and John Mathieu.
Players include Taylor Berry, Evan Burkett, Jacob Cannon, Mabry Cook, Grant DeFrancisco, John Mathieu, Justin Payne, Garrett Robinson, Mikey Roye, Sam Sharpe, Houston Simmons, Jamar Travis and Corey Williams.
Brewton, which hosts the District 7 Tournament, opens up play Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Monroeville.
Brewton's 14-year-olds will be coached by John Nelson, DeWayne Portwood and Mike Perry.
Players include Kyle Baggett, Wesley Booker, Tyler Brown, Derek Busby, Casey Butts, Bobby Freeman, James Freeman, Christopher Griffin, James Hamric, Drew Lambert, Stephen Murphy, Aaron Nelson, Jake Smith and Will Waters.
Brewton will open up district tournament play July 1 at Frisco City at 5:30 p.m. against Atmore.
Brewton's 15-year-olds will be coached by Baxley Raines, Chris Smith, Dennis Jackson and Tommy Shehan.
Players include Jimmy Conner, Jared Cooper, Bracken Davis, Becker Denton, Matt Hamric, Travis Holland, Mackie Jackson, Aaron Lambert, Kendall Land, Brandon Odom, Baxley Raines, Tanner Shehan, Brad Smith, Edward Taylor and Allen Williams.
Brewton will travel to Frisco City for district competition and open up play July 3 at 2:30 p.m. against the Evergreen-Atmore winner.
Rosters have also been released for the East Brewton and Brewton Little League Age 11-12 All-Star teams.
The East Brewton squad will be coached Larry Quates. He will be assisted by Ludon Simmons, Barney Bain and Tommy Odom.
Players include Conor Batson, Cody Bradley, Stephen Frazier, Dodson Herrington, Shane Jerkins, Gary McGraw, Paul Miller, Joshua Palmer, Tyler Sawyer, Dylan Smith, Joseph Strength and Trenton Taylor.
The Brewton team will be coached by Tom Jernigan and David Knowles. They will be assissted by Randy Rilling.
Players include Paul Busby, Jacob Gunter, Bryant Jernigan, Robert Knowles, Terez Lane, Cameron Miller, Nicholas Moore, Wil Riggs, Corey Rilling, Trent Robinson, Brian Sims, Cody Swain and Stephen Warren.
The Age 11-12 District Tournament will be held at Andalusia. Brewton faces Opp in the opening round on July 3 at 8 p.m. East Brewton got a first-round bye and will play the Brewton-Opp winner July 4 at 6 p.m.
Brewton will have a separate team for 11-year-old players, which will compete in a round robin tournament in Andalusia. That event kicks off July 10.
That team will be coached by Keith Horton. He will be assisted by Ed Hines and Tom Couture.
Brewton's player roster includes Dylan Bell, Bradley Brown, Avery Couture, Delvin Crosby, Trevor Diercks, Ryland Dixon, Edward Hines, Harrison Horton, Jon Jones and Dan Smith.
Pairings for that tournament will be announced at a later time.
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Jefferson Davis Community College baseball recruit Cory Middleton has agreed to terms with the Detroit Tigers.
Middleton was taken in the 10th round with the 283rd overall pick in major league baseball's amateur draft two weeks ago. He is expected to be assigned somewhere in Detroit's Rookie League system.
A shortstop from Escambia (Fla.) High School, Middleton hit .450 this spring and led the Pensacola area in homeruns with 13.
Ironically, JDCC coach Jim Morrill had originally signed Middleton for his pitching arm.
Although Middleton will never play a single inning in a Warhawks uniform, Morrill said Middleton's original signing with the school is still a plus.
The East Brewton Youth Football League will hold its quarterly meeting June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Agriculture Science Center, which is located behind Southern Pine Electric.
Registration for Brewton Youth Football League cheerleaders for the 2004 season will continue Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Brewton Public Library.
There will be a Blue Eagle Softball Tournament June 26 at 9 a.m. at O'Bannon Park.
The top three teams will receive trophies and the first place team will also receive t-shirts. Entry fee is $125.
For more information, contact Lamar Hodge at 867-6459 (home) or 577-1530 (cell).
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