By R. Alan Richardson
The Morgan County Recreation Department hosted the 7-8 All-Stars District Playoffs this week with the Morgan boys coming out on top. Head Coach Andy Frost guided the young guns to a 20-16 shootout victory of Jasper to propel them into the State Playoffs in Calhoun starting Tuesday, June 25 at 3:30 pm. Frost has been a long-time coach and volunteer for the MCRD for many years.
The veteran coaching staff consisted of Frost, Wes Jackson, Lyndsi Jackson, and Merritt Ainslie. According to a report from Lyndsi Jackson, the boys jumped out to an early first-inning 7-0 lead and put four more runs on the board in the second to hold a 13-4 advantage.
The third inning belonged to Jasper as they closed the lead to 14-8. Morgan added to the lead with five in the fourth to hold on for the four-run win and the District Championship.
Members of the team were: Avett Jackson, Sam Ainslie, Bentley Stovall, Bentley Eakin, Phillip Brewer, Easton Green, Austin Jenkins, Brody McCoy, Tripp Ray, Blaine Nunnally, Cooper Mann, and Brayden Giles.
Congratulations to all and good luck at State!