, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

July 8, 2013

Still standing

Williamsburg All Stars advance to district tournament


By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

LONDON — After having the 12-year-old Area 3 Tournament moved from their home field due to excessive rain last week, the Williamsburg All Stars were put in a tough position this weekend.

Not only were they hosting a tournament on a field more than 30 miles away from theirs, but they were forced to wait almost three days before they could play a game that could have ended their all-star season.

Williamsburg stood strong Sunday, finishing a game that was supposed to be played Friday night, picking up a 14-2 win over Middlesboro to move on to the district tournament, which is scheduled to begin today at Corbin’s Rotary Park.

After the win, Williamsburg coach Jerry Croley talked about how proud he was of his team as they played the waiting game as well as the game of baseball well.

“We just take things one day at a time because that’s all you can do,” Croley said. “I’m really proud of my kids for the way they have stayed in these games when they could have easily been distracted with all the delays and so on.

“They came out here today and hit the baseball well and made some good plays,” he added. “We were able to beat two really good teams in Pineville/Bell and Middlesboro to get to move on, so we’ll see what we can do in the district.”

Middlesboro got on the scoreboard early Saturday with a run in the first inning, but Williamsburg answered in the third with four runs of its own, highlighted by a home run off the bat of Clay Kysar to make the score 4-1.

The game was delayed with Williamsburg leading 4-1 in the top of the third, but the delay didn’t slow down the offense at all.

When play resumed Sunday afternoon Williamsburg added three more runs in the fifth inning on four hits and a base on balls to push the lead to 7-1.

Middlebsoro plated one run in the bottom of the fifth to trim the gap to 7-2, but it was nowhere near enough to save them from what was about to happen.

Williamsburg sent 11 batters to the plate in the top of the sixth, scoring seven runs on seven hits in the inning, sparked by a three-run home run off the bat of Kyle Edmisten, which made the score 10-2. Williamsburg added four more runs in the inning to stretch the lead to 14-2 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning.

Jacob Prewitt came on to close things out in the sixth inning for Williamsburg, relieving Caleb Rains after a strong effort on the mound. Prewitt struck out two of the three batters he faced to end the game.


Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg End of the Line

    Recil Jones’ North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their stay in the Central Region Tournament with an 0-3 record after dropping a 9-4 decision to Wisconsin state champion Franklin Little League.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County's state title run comes to an end

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 22, 2014

  • Tripped Up: Tough loss follows Saturday's walk-off win

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — The Corbin Little League All Stars began the 2014 State Tournament with as exciting a finish as any baseball fan could hope for, but struggled on day two, falling to 1-1 after the first two days.

    July 21, 2014

  • Comeback Effort: Knox County recovers from 24-0 loss, grabs 4-2 win in pool play

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — After what could have turned in to a demoralizing 24-0 loss to Eastern to start State Tournament pool play Saturday, the Knox County 11-year-old All Stars recovered nicely Sunday, picking up a 4-2 win over Paintsville.

    July 21, 2014

  • 0702 TEAM JUMP FOR WEB.jpg Ready To Roll

    After a 6-0 run through the loser’s bracket of the District 4 Tournament, the only thing left for the Corbin Little League All Stars to do is pack their bags and get to Bowling Green.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0718 NORTH TEAM FOR WEB.jpg Passing Grade

    For many years, Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football program has been known for its running attack, but with the way things went during the Union College 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, the Jaguars may be shedding the “ground game” label.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • LIKE IT OR NOT: MLB's All Star effort was a bust

    With the 85th edition of Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in the books, I have to say I feel like the whole thing was a complete bust.

    July 18, 2014

  • 0707 KNOX WINS.jpg Eyes On The Prize

    The Knox County 11-year-old All-Stars have a tall task ahead of them, but head coach Jason Hembree said he feels like the team will be ready to go when the state tournament starts Saturday in Bowling Green.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
SEC Times-Tribune