Lend­ing a hand

New­ton All Stars need do­na­tions to help fund­World Se­ries trip

The Covington News - - SPORTS -

The New­ton County Amer­i­can All Stars clinched the state ti­tle by de­feat­ing Albany Dixie, 6-5, on Satur­day dur­ing the 2007 Ma­jor League Dixie Youth Base­ball State Cham­pi­onship in Albany.

As a re­sult, New­ton will ad­vance to the DYB World Se­ries be­gin­ning Mon­day un­til Au­gust 11 in Madi­son Heights, Vir­ginia.

Fur­ther­more, it was the first time that a DYB team (1112 years old) from New­ton County had ever won a state cham­pi­onship.

The New­ton Amer­i­can All Stars are cur­rently ac­cept­ing do­na­tions to help fund their trip to Vir­ginia.

Prior to se­cur­ing a World Se­ries lock, New­ton had to win two games in a best-of-three cham­pi­onship se­ries.

Over­all, New­ton scored a com­bined 50 runs in eight games through­out the tour­na­ment, av­er­ag­ing 6.25 runs per game. De­fen­sively, New­ton al­lowed just 14, equal­ing 1.75 runs per game.

Led by head coach Sonny Jones and as­sis­tant coaches Scott Walker and Bobby Wheeler, the New­ton County Amer­i­can All Stars in­clude Cameron Boyd, Sher­man Graves, Hill, Ja­cob Jones, Tyler Man­ning, Cody Mar­lowe, Austin McCul­lough, Devin McDon­ald, An­to­nius Sims, Alex Smith, Cody Walker and Dal­ton Wheeler.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call the New­ton County Re­cre­ation Com­mis­sion at (770) 786-4373.

Nancy Ham­monds/Spe­cial to The Cov­ing­ton News

Wel­come to the show:

The New­ton County Amer­i­can All Stars be­gin their quest for the DYB World Se­ries ti­tle start­ing Mon­day in Vir­ginia.

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