|Thomas Roy "Goat" Walker of Troy, Ala.|
FOUR YEARS AGO
JUNE 5, 2014
All-Star teams announced: Evergreen’s Cal Ripken Baseball League released the names of their 11-and-12-Year-Old All-Star Team on Tuesday morning, and the team’s roster features the names of 12 of the best youth baseball players in Conecuh County.
Players making the All-Star cut this year include Tyrus Bruce, Jacobee Bryant, Kenjarvis Bryant, Jalien Powell, Preston Sims, Frank Carson, Cam Riley, Jalien Johnson, Marvae Lee, Andray Pope, T.K. Brantley and Brady Gorum.
The team will represent Conecuh County in the district tournament, which is scheduled to begin Fri., June 13, at 6 p.m. in East Brewton. In the opening game of the tourney, Evergreen will play Covington County. At the same time on another field, Andalusia will play East Brewton.
Officials with Evergreen’s Cal Ripken youth baseball league announced the members of the league’s 7-and-8-Year-Old All Star Team last week
Members of that all-star team are Jacob Bradley, Dion Franklin, Alijah Smith, Christian Ingram, Martin Lee, Damien Rankins, Jermonte Stallworth, Jackson Sullivan, Kobe Wallace, Demarion Wallace, Colton Phillips and Ethan Waters.
The 7-and-8-year-old all-star tournament is scheduled to begin on Thurs., June 12, at Johnson Park in Andalusia when Covington County plays Opp at 6 p.m. and Brewton plays Andalusia at 6 p.m.
The Sunflowers won the local Cal Ripken Softball League Championship by beating the Rampage, 14-3, in the league championship game Tuesday of last week at Evergreen Municipal Park.
The Sunflowers finished the season with a 6-2 overall record and overcame a pair of losses to the Rampage earlier in the season.
Players on the team included Alexis Albritton, Madison Barnes, LaBrina Beasley, LaTerrica Bradley, Morgan Cook, Kendall Johnson, Audreonna Lopez, Paige Matthews, Jatonie McConnico, Shanecia Robinson, Tamirah Robinson and Tiliyah Wiggins. The teams coaches were Antonio Woods and Juanita Woods.
The Evergreen Cardinals picked up another win last week in local Babe Ruth baseball action as they downed the Evergreen Braves, 16-9, at Evergreen Municipal Park.
Jarrett Taylor and Kobe Bradley pitched for the Cardinals, and Bradley led the team at the plate with two singles and a double. Taylor also hit a pair of singles.
KeDedric Ingram and Jarrett Kirk hit two singles each. Dalton Ward recorded a double. Colton Lambert and Victor Johnson hit two singles each.
Jeremy Dees, Austin Roper and Sean Kelly all pitched for the Braves.
At the plate, the Braves were led by Kelly, Dakota Coleman and Noah Pettis, who hit two singles each. Roper, Nick Beasley and Logan Thompson chipped in a single each.
29 YEARS AGO
JUNE 1, 1989
HORSE SHOW IN ANDY: The Blue Ribbon Saddle Club of Andalusia will sponsor an open horse show on Sat., June 3, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be pleasure, racking and timed event classes. Points earned will apply toward the D.H.S.A. year-end high points.
54 YEARS AGO
JUNE 4, 1964
SR. LEAGUE SCHEDULE: The Evergreen Senior Baseball League will start play next Monday night at six o’clock. Game time for all games will be 6 p.m. The league will take a breather July 5 through July 12 for Boy Scout Camp.
Sr. League meets, lists players: The second meeting of the Evergreen Senior League was held in the Civic Room of the Court House Monday night, June 1, 1964, at 7:30. The meeting was presided over by President Bill Chapman.
The rosters for the Senior League are:
Braves, Johnny Brown, Jud Stinson, George Stinson, Bobby Sasser, James Adams, Grover Jackson, Don Hansen, Forrest Simpson, Charley Wild, John Adams, Gray Sullivan and Eddie Rawls.
Pirates: Mike Moorer, Tommy Chapman, Benny Burt, Ronnie Chastain, Steve Baggett, Johnny Thornley, Glenn Bolton, Eddie Thornley, Harold Hamiter, Ralph Deason, Elliott Quarles and Wayne Hicks.
Indians: Knud Nielsen, Claude Nielsen, Ed Smith, Bill Snowden, Bubba Mininger, Bill Bailey, Wayne Caylor, Jerry Caylor, Thomas Riley, Larry Wright, Tommy Weaver and Dan Johnson.
Tigers: Wayne Pate, Eddie Ellis, Miles Covin, Ronnie Elliott, Jerry Johnson, Bubba Faulkner, Donald Brewton, Herbert Ellis Jr., Bobby Jernigan, Dallas Kelly and Emmett Price.
About 50 youths are expected to participate in the Evergreen Rotary Club’s 5th annual Conecuh County 4-H Fish & Wildlife Camp next Tuesday and Wednesday (at Tal Stuart’s Pond near Belleville).
79 YEARS AGO
JUNE 1, 1939
Lee Anthony Making Good In South Atlantic League: Lee Anthony, former Evergreen and Andalusia pitcher, is upholding his reputation as an ace pitcher by winning five games out of six starts with the Jacksonville club of the South Atlantic League. His only defeat so far this season came as a result of an error by Manager Goat Walker in the ninth inning with two out and one on. Walker dropped a fly ball.
Arthur Goetz, also a former Evergreen hurler, now playing with the Albany club of the Georgia-Florida League, struck out eight men and shut out the Cordele club 3-0 May 25. However the game was played under protest of Manager Harry Rice, who at one time managed the Evergreen club.
Bruno Shedis, another former Evergreen pitcher, has won three and lost three for the Elmira club of the Eastern League.
Greenies Win One, Lose One During Week: Behind the four-hit pitching of their ace flinger, Watson, the Greenies clubbed their way to a 5 to 3 win over the Jay, Fla. team here Thursday afternoon. For the first four innings, McCurdy, Jay’s twirler, had the Greenies handcuffed, pitching no-hit ball up to the fifth stanza, at which time third-sacker Raines tapped a single. Jay scored in the first inning when Prickett scored from third on a single by Lashley, after the locals had committed two errors. Jay scored again in the third as North crossed the plate as a result of three errors and a double.
In the sixth, the Greenies started a rally that netted them five runs out of four hits and a walk. Barfield cleared the bases with what is technically a double but in reality it was a homer. The all was a hard hit one to left that went to the fence, rolled through a crack and down to the swamp. In the eighth, Jay pulled in another run off a walk, two stolen bases and a double. Watson whiffed nine Jay batters while his mound opponent salted away five.
The Monroeville baseballers washed into town Sunday afternoon and lambasted their way to a 5 to 2 victory over the Greenies behind the five-hit pitching of Zuber, their ace moundsman. Greenie errors helped the Monroeville cause to a considerable extent and was the cause of three Monroeville scores in the seventh inning. Watson, Greenie hurler, matched Zuber’s performance, allowing only five hits to leave the Monroe bats.
104 YEARS AGO
JUNE 3, 1914
Fishing parties are numerous and frequent during the warm clear weather of the past few weeks. Some of the anglers report excellent success while others have little to say.
Hon. D.F. Crum sustained a painful accident one day last week and was confined to his room for several days in consequence. He and J.D. Moorer were fishing on Murder Creek and while he was sitting near the railroad trestle a piece of coal or some other missile fell from a passing engine striking him with great force on the forehead producing an ugly wound. He was brought home as quickly as possible and given medical attention. He has about recovered we are glad to note.