CCN Sports Editor
SPRINGDALE -- While the Carroll County 9-and-10-year-old All-Stars were making diamond dust in Eureka Springs and Berrville the 7-and-8-year-old All-Stars were duking it out in Springdale. Danny Lawrence, coach of the 8-year-old team reported on his rookie league players.
Considering that his all-stars had three weeks practice and three games before venturing to Siloam Springs Lawrence felt good about his team. "They played as good baseball as any coach could ask," he said. "We held them [Siloam Maroon] to 9 runs -- our defense was on the ball -- they were playing baseball."
Lawrence recapped the highlights of his team's performance.
"Friday, we had four hitting triple: Dayton Lawrence, Brody Perkins, Samuel Stack, and Josh Wilson," Lawrence said. "When these boys got triples it was because they earned it [with] hard hits and fast base running."
"Brody Peters got two doubles [Friday]." Lawrence said.
"Dylon Spurduto and Kennon Helmlinger trapped two [runners] for outs between second and third bases.
"On Saturday Kennon Helmlinger got a good triple," Lawrence said.
Big last innings made the scores on Thursday and Friday not representative of the two games. That was not so with the blowout on Saturday.
Final scores: Thursday Siloam Maroon won 9--2; Friday Van Buren won 13--7; Saturday Madison County won 18--5.
Next up for the 8-year-old All-Stars is the state tournament on July 6 at Gravette.
Lawrence reported that Chad Allen and John wilson's 7-year-old All-Stars won 1 and lost 2, also played in Springdale.