County Stars fall in 2nd round -- Little Rock Rangers in finals

Tuesday, July 22, 2003
The Carroll County All Stars proudly carried the Arkansas State Flag during opening ceremonies of the Cal Ripken Southwest Regional Tournament last Thursday in Berryville. The team was knocked out in the first two rounds. More photos Page B-2. CCN/David McNeal

The Carroll County All Star 10-year-old baseball team was eliminated in the first two rounds of the Cal Ripken Southwest Regional Tournament, which began last Thursday at A.L. Carter Field.

The Stars lost their first game to Meridian, Miss., 3-1, last Friday evening at 7 p.m., then played again on Saturday at 1 p.m. against North Randall County, Texas and lost 8-3. That ended their run in the double-elimination tournament.

The work didn't stop there for members of the Berryville Baseball and Softball Association, as the tournament continued through Tuesday.

Volunteers kept the fields sharp, the brackets moving, and the music flowing during the hottest weather of the summer. Temperatures on Sunday reached 100 degrees, with high humidity creating stifling conditions.

In spite of the horrible heat, the Little Rock Rangers cruised through the winner's bracket to the finals, knocking Meridan, Miss., into the loser's bracket. Meridan played the winner of the Jonesboro, North Randall game Monday at 6 p.m.

The winner takes on the Rangers Tuesday at 1 p.m. for the championship, with a second game set in case the undefeated Rangers lose.

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Tournament Results

Friday, July 18

11 a.m.- North Randall County, Texas 8-5 over Jonesboro, Ark.

1 p.m.- Little Rock Rangers 5-1 over Allen, Texas.

3 p.m.- Eagle Pass, Texas 13-0 over Hugo, Okla.

5 p.m.- Kenner, La. 3-2 over North Randall.

7 p.m.- Meridan, Miss., 3-1 over Carroll County All Stars.

Saturday, July 19

11 a.m.- Jonesboro 4-3 over Allen, Texas.

1 p.m.- North Randall 8-3 over Carroll County All Stars.

3 p.m.- Jonesboro 8-2 over Hugo, Okla.

5:30 p.m.- Rangers 6-0 over Eagle Pass.

7:30 p.m.- Meridan 7-3 over Kenner.

Sunday, July 20

2 p.m.- Jonesboro 4-1 over Eagle Pass.

4 p.m.- North Randall 4-3 over Kenner.

6 p.m.- Rangers 6-4 over Meridan.

Monday, July 21

4 p.m.- Jonesboro vs. North Randall.

6 p.m.- Meridan vs. winner of 4 p.m. game.

Tuesday, July 22

1 p.m.- Rangers vs. Monday winner. Second game at 3 p.m. if necessary.

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