Men's Softball Season In Full Swing
by Will Sells
Pepsi won the first game of Wednesday June 16 by a 17-7 score over
Pepsi was led by Shane Qualls, Jason Wyatt, Eric Mitchell, James
Robbins, Dewain Roberts, and Greg McDonald with 3 hits each. Eric
Mitchell had 2 home runs, while John Reagan and Barry Webb each
hit a home run for Pepsi.
Ciphertek was led by Jim Thompson with 3 hits, and Mike Sidwell
hit a home run.
The second game was won by Kelly Williams/DeKalb Health Foods
over TranSouth by a score of 20-2.
KW/DHF was led by Steve Boles and Mike Matthews with 4 hits each,
while David Moore and Mark Thrasher chipped in with 3 hits. Mark
Thrasher hit a home run.
TranSouth was led by Robbie Berta with 2 hits.
Johnson Paving ran their record to 11-0 as they defeated Huckeby
Johnson Paving was led by Mark Neely, Burt Jolley, and Richard
Beaty with 3 hits each. Jeff Flowers, Gerald Clark, Johnny Painter,
Burt Jolley, and Steve Arms each hit a home run for Johnson Paving.
Gerald Ferrell led Huckebys with 2 hits.
Johnson Paving won the opening game of Thursday, June 17 over Berkline
17-7 and remained undefeated with a 12-0 record.
Johnson Paving was led by Burt Jolley with 4 hits, while Jeff Flowers
and Steve Arms added 3 hits each. Gerald Clark and Matt Jolley each
hit a home run for Johnsons.
Berkline was led by Wayne Dishman with 3 hits and a home run, while
Shane Nivens added 2 hits.
Thursday's second game was a 24-14 victory for Pepsi over Kelly
Williams/DeKalb Health Foods.
Pepsi was led by Eric Mitchell and Dusty Buchannon with 4 hits
each, while Robbie Burgess, Jeff Arms, John Reagan, and Barry Webb
each had 3 hits. Dusty Buchannon had 3 home runs, Jeff Arms hit
2 home runs, Eric Mitchell hit 2 home runs, and Robbie Burgess,
John Reagan, Jason Wyatt, and Barry Webb each hit a home run for
Pepsi's total of 11 homers in the game.
KW/DHF was led by Michael Matthews with 4 hits and Mark Meadows
with 3 hits. David Moore, Steve Boles, and Michael Matthews each
hit a home run for KW/DHF.
Thursday's final game was won by Ciphertek by a score of 25-1 over
Ciphertek was led by Jeff Kennedy with 4 hits, while Jim Thompson,
Jeremy McDonald, and Jason Thompson added 3 hits each. Mike Sidwell
hit a home run for Ciphertek.
TranSouth was led by Robbie Berta with 2 hits.
Note: A home run by Jeremy McDonald of Ciphertek was inadvertently
left out of last weeks game results.
Anyone who is a softball fan will want to attend next Thursday's
game between Johnson Paving and Pepsi at 7:15 p.m. Johnson Paving
is undefeated with a 12-0 record while Pepsi is 10-1. Pepsi has
hit a total of 78 home runs as a team while Johnson Paving has hit
50 homers as a team. So, if you like to see the long ball, come
on out and enjoy!
Top 10 Batting Avg. (30 or more at-bats)
Eric Mitchell, Pepsi .810
David Moore, KW/DHF .763
Robbie Burgess, Pepsi .742
Burt Jolley, Johnson .700
Jeff Flowers, Johnson .684
Wayne Dishman, Berkline .676
Richard Beaty, Johnson .674
Mark Thrasher, KW/DHF .659
Gerald Clark, Johnson .651
Roger Huckeby, Huckeby .651
Home Run Leaders (8 or more)
Eric Mitchell, Pepsi 20
Jeff Arms, Pepsi 14
Gerald Clark, Johnson 12
Johnny Painter, Johnson 11
Waylon Ledbetter, Huckeby 10
John Reagan, Pepsi 9
Dusty Buchannon, Pepsi 8
Mark Thrasher, KW/DHF 8
Burt Jolley, Johnson 8
Men's Standings W L
Johnson Paving 12 0
Pepsi 10 1
Kelly Williams/DeKalb Health 7 4
Huckeby Construction 7 5
Berkline 4 8
Ciphertek 2 11
TranSouth 0 13
Lake Times News Wins First Place In Babe Ruth
Lake Times News recently won the regular season Babe Ruth Championship.
Andy Robbins, Jared Holman, Clint Peterman and Donovan Reid, Manager
Jason Phipps, Michael Poston, Jeff Aldridge, Fred Rodriguez, Jonathan
Cummings, Zack Gantt, Joel Garrett and Coach Ben Aldridge, Rob Medley,
Josh Gore and Daniel Poston.
Overton County Cable Wins Second Place In
Babe Ruth Championship
Overton County Cable recently won second place in the regular season
Babe Ruth Championship. Michael Hayes, Lee Boles, A.J. Price and
Josh Savage, Coach Blane Garrett, Cody Cross, Andrew Looper, Robbie
Pennington, Nathaniel Rich, Jesse Wolfram and Manager Curtis Hayes.
Farm Bureau Repeats As 16-Under Champs
Farm Bureau are the champions of the Overton County Girls 16-Under
Softball Tournament for the second consecutive year.
The tournament began on Friday, June 4 with First National Bank
upsetting Civitan 14-13. Plants by Gantt defeated Union Bank 6-4
in the second game of the evening. Randall's Roofing then put First
National Bank into the loser's bracket with a 15-5 pounding.
The next round was played Monday, June 7 with top seed Farm Bureau
handing a loss to Plants by Gantt by an overwhelming score of 26-8.
First National Bank eliminated Union Bank 5-4 in the following
Plants by Gantt was then eliminated by Civitan in a hard-fought
The tournament resumed on Friday, June 11 with Randall's Roofing
and Farm Bureau meeting in the winner's bracket. Farm Bureau held
on 13-11 to give Randall's Roofing a loss.
Civitan then eliminated First National Bank with a razor-thin 12-11
Randall's Roofing then took on the challenge of Civitan to see
who would play in the championship game and came out victorious
In the championship game played Saturday, June 12, Farm Bureau
jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead. Randall's Roofing later responded
with a three-run inning to close the score to 5-3. Each team brought
home another run, with Farm Bureau holding on for the 6-4 championship
Pepsi Challenge Golf Scramble To Be Held
The 11th annual Pepsi Challenge Golf Scramble will be held at Ironwood
Golf Course on Saturday, July 10. The tournament is sponsored by
the Tennessee Tech Baseball Alumni Chapter along with the Pepsi
Cola Company of Cookeville.
The tournament, a four-person scramble open to the public, will
feature prizes valued at more than $6,000.
The field is limited to 52 four-player teams, with shotgun starts
at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Flights will be based on every 10 teams
in the tournament, with prizes to the top three teams in each flight.
First place teams will receive $400 in gift certificates, while
second place teams will earn $300 in gift certificates, and third
place claims $200.
The entry fee for the tournament is $60 per player or $240 per
team. Players may enter as a four-player team, as pairs, or as individuals,
and teams will be assembled the day of the tournament. The entry
fee includes a goodie bag for each player, one practice round, lunch
the day of the tournament, mulligans and cart rentals. Lunch for
both flights will be at 12:30 p.m.
To reserve a spot in the tournament or for additional information
call Ironwood Golf Course at 528-2331 or the TTU ticket office at
Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570