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Strong showing for 9-year-old travel team
Members of the 9-year-old Warren County travel team which finished second in the state tournament, are, front row, from left, Jax McBride, Heath Kuykendall, Trace Adcock, Eli Jones and Jacob Lann. Second row, Carter Mansfield, Riley Cope, Eli McDonald, Dale Robinson and Jack Keele. Back row, coaches Mike Mansfield, Chip Jones and Nick Robinson. Not present is Will Rivers. - photo by Photo provided
Warren County has grown accustom to seeing its 9-year-old travel team make a run at the state title. For the second straight season, the Warren County 9-year-old team finished runners-up at the state tournament.The 9-year-old team was selected through a tryout process during the 9-10-year-old junior league season. The team won four straight games before falling to Maury County in the championship 22-15.Warren County didn’t have trouble on offense in the championship game, but Maury County’s 11-run third inning was too much to overcome.Heath Kuykendall led Warren County with four hits in the championship.