Alot of attention has been given to locals who play on regional softball AAU teams. There is also a talented group playing for AAU baseball teams as well. Four locals, two who have graduated high school and will be playing collegiately next spring and two who are just now coming into their own for their respective high school teams are also enjoying great success on tghe diamond.
Pitcher/Outfielder, Ty Simonelli made the All-Tournament team and both Luke Morgan and Blake Carter was productive as the three who hail from Quitman High School led their Empire Black 18U team to the Southeast Showcase Series played at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.
They weren’t the only local guys who tasted victory over the weekend either. They didn’t even win the most prestigious tournament. That distinction goes to Colton Blundell and Team Havok who rolled to the championship of the Grand Slam World Series played in Panama City Beach. Florida.