Manchester’s 9 & Under Longshots are Baseball State Champions

9U Longshots of Manchester - BPA Gold Minor State Championship

9U Longshots of Manchester – BPA Gold Minor State Champions (photo provided)


The 9 and Under travel baseball team Longshots won the BPA State title in the Gold Minor Division on Sunday.  The team, based out of Manchester, defeated the Tennessee Bulldogs 4 to 2 on Sunday night to claim the BPA State Tournament title.  The Longshots finished the weekend with a record of 4 and 1 in the tournament held at Barfield Crescent Park in Murfreesboro.   Members of the team are: Tyler Craig,  Brady Smith, Jayden “Bird” Fellers, Kyler “Rook” Terry, Nolan Jernigan, Cole Pippenger, Preston Gentry, Brennon Mealer, Ollie Todd and Beau Murray.  Coaches for the Longshots are Keith Pippenger, Mike Jernigan and Jason Craig.  The Longshots, who were also the runner up in the state USSAA Tournament, will now advance to the BPA World Series which is set to begin on July 15th in Murfreesboro.