Manchester 7 & 8 Year Olds Finish 3rd In State Tournament

Jordan Robinson, of the 7&8 year all-stars attempts to sneak his hand around the tag of the Shelbyville 3rd baseman... Photo and story by Dennis Weaver

Jordan Robinson, of the 7&8 year all-stars attempts to sneak his hand around the tag of the Shelbyville 3rd baseman… Photo and story by Dennis Weaver

After going 2 and 1 in the pool play round of the 7&8 year old TYBA State Tournament on Friday and Saturday, the Manchester All-Stars looked to be primed for a long run in the championship bracket on Sunday. They opened the day with a 14 to 8 come-from-behind win over the Shelbyville Storm on Sunday morning to move into the semifinals.
The Red & Black got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning scoring 7 runs as they sent 10 batters to the plate.  Shelbyville battled back to take a short lived 8 to 7 lead before Manchester added 6 more runs in the 3rd to put the game away. Knox Wimberly was 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored for Manchester.
In the semifinals, they ran into a hot hitting Murfreesboro Storm team that eliminated them by a final score of 18 to 8. With the loss, the 7&8’s finished the tournament with a record of 3 and 2 and finished in 3rd place for the tournament.