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Local teams place second in Livingston
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Above, members of an 8U all-star team from McMinnville that finished second in the silver bracket are, front row, from left, Wyatt Jaco, River Griffith, Braylen Ferrell, Knox Underhill, and Brody Taylor. Second row, Maddox Underhill, Gage Woodlee, Lake Minton, Turtle Laxson, Phoenix Hyer, Ridge Green, and Tucker Tate. Back row, coaches Jordan Underhill, Zack Minton, Joey Laxson, and Dale Nunley.
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First National Bank finished second in the gold division of an 8U state tournament held in Livingston over the weekend. Pictured are, front row, from left, Easton Dyer, Tayshawn Cummings, Bentley Lefevers, Alex Kirby, Chandler Thaxton, and Wyatt Tanner. Second row, Khysen Glass, Brody Stockling, Colton Todd, Aiden van Vuuren, and Rawley Gilispie. Back row, coaches Josh Gilispie, Josh Thaxton, Jimbob Lefevers, and Evan Dyer.

Two teams from McMinnville placed second, one in the gold bracket and the other in the silver bracket, during an 8U state tournament in Livingston over the weekend.

First National Bank competed in the state tournament with its team that went undefeated and won the league at Milner Recreation Center. 

First National lost in the championship of the gold bracket to a talented Baxter team, 9-5. It marked First National’s first loss of the year. Baxter didn’t allow a single run in pool play, winning its two games by a combined score of 41-0.

First National was strong in its own right, beating Sparta 10-0 and Jackson County 15-1 in pool play. In the single-elimination tournament, First National beat Cane Creek Navy from Cookeville 22-12 to advance to the championship.

The second team from McMinnville surged in the single-elimination tournament after a sluggish start in pool play. The McMinnville all-stars beat Monterey and then Cane Creek Red from Cookeville to catapult them to the silver bracket championship game.

McMinnville went toe-to-toe with Livingston in the tournament finals, losing 10-6.

Warren County was represented well by these two teams in Livingston, providing hope for a promising baseball future down the road.