Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008 12:28 pm
Runner-up — The Martin 12-and-Under All-Stars, who will be competing and acting as the host team in the Cal Ripken World Series in August, earned the runner-up trophy in the Lake County 4th of July Tournament held in Tiptonville. The Martin squad lost its first game to the Lake County team, but rallied through the losers' bracket with wins over Union City and Newbern. The local all-stars faced Lake County once more in the championship game, but fell to the host team again, losing 7-2 to finish in second place. Members of the Martin All-Stars team are (front, from left) Houston Haag, Emmett Daniel, Cameron Cates, Beau Kelly, Barrett Belote, Jordan Long, Paul Richards, Jenus Hussy, (middle, from left) Ty Brown, Ashton Meyer, Billy Johnson, Parker Landry, Alex Ross, Ryne Reynolds, Seth Coleman, (back, from left) coaches Amy Haag, Bryan Kelly, George Daniel, J.R. Reynolds and Ray Coleman.