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Sports 6-23-99

Men's Softball
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Men's Softball
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 Ciphertek.

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 Construction 13-3.

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 TranSouth.

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


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Babe Ruth

Lake Times News Wins First Place In Babe Ruth Championship
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.

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Girls Softball League
Farm Bureau Repeats As 16-Under Champs
Girls 16-Under
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 game.

Plants by Gantt was then eliminated by Civitan in a hard-fought 15-16 effort.

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 victory.

Randall's Roofing then took on the challenge of Civitan to see who would play in the championship game and came out victorious 14-11.

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 win.

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 372-3940.


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