Dalton 2013....enjoy a few of our traditions
One of our longstanding traditions is Opening Night Skills contest. These are pictures of a few winners and results.
HOME RUN DERBY WINNERS ACCURACY CONTEST WINNERS SPEED CONTEST
10u Tommy Griffin Team22 10/12u Beau Courville Chez 10u Sam Vavlton Team22
12u Dre Shores Mud Dogs 12u Travien Benjamin Chez
14u Brian Swartz East Holmes 14u Michael Brown Mud Dogs
16u Larry Yoder Rockwood/Finish Works 16u Joseph Burkholder S. Creek
18u Josh Delahoussuye Chez 18/20 Abe Raber Farmerstown 18u Marlin Yoder Farmerstown 20u Phillip Whittaker Team 22 20u Elmer Beiler Flames (11:04)
Legend of Mace (10.06) Hebert
My part in Skills is to time the runners.. we had a close but no cigar moment this year with Elmer Beiler posting a 11:04. The all time speed record was set in 2003 at Jack Mattox in Ringgold Ga. when Mace Hebert ran a 10:06. This was on 60ft. bases. (Elmer's 11:04 was on 65ft. bases)
North Georgia Umpire Association
Since 2002 the umpires for the boys tournament
have been this association. They conduct the skills contest.
Corbin Kentucky and Pepsi
The Stat Master....Paul Laney
Paul is the voice and stat man for
the Tullahoma Little League
he announces games and compiles
all the stats for that league.
At our tournament he keeps batting averages for every player in the tournament. He figures All Tourneys
in each age division...this year that meant 59 teams with an average of
13 players per team over 800 players
And now on to some more pictures!
Corbin softball legend Coach Paul Pietrowski
Coach of the Pepsi program since the early 1990's and member of the Boys Softball
Hall of Fame. With him is Tyler Hendrickson
who played in this tournament ages 9-20, a many time All Star Tyler is a Hall Of Fame Member as well.
Located on I-75 90 miles North of Knoxville is Corbin
the birthplace of KFC and
the birthplace of some of the finest boys softball players. Paul Pietrowski
and the Hendrickson Brothers Jimmy and Bobby
have been bring teams to this tournament since the early 1980's. Tyler Hendrickson continues this
The Best in the Business! THANKS GUYS!
Grandson Heath (left) at his first World Series
2007 at Cherokee and (right) at Dalton 2013
with Kaden and a LA. friend. He will make a good director when I retire!