JULY 6th, 2022- MARTIN, TENN.:
Martin Parks and Recreation had another successful youth league baseball and softball season. The 2022 season enrolled 350 youth league players and had several new coaches and parents involved.
“Some of the best memories I have are of playing and coaching baseball. I was glad to see our numbers up and young people enjoying the game. This season was one of the largest we have had”, stated Mayor Randy Brundige.“We look forward to growing our athletics programs and have plans to install upgrades to our score boards and facilities next year,” Brundige further stated.
The season closed out with additional accolades, including wins by the Martin AllStars 6u Softball Team: VFL Tournament Champions ; Martin AllStars Boys TBall: Silver State Championship ; Martin AllStars Boys 8u ; Rookie Gold Cal Ripkin State Champions 3rd Runner Up. Several of the age groups came down to the final out in the championship games with many of them ending in walk off wins.
“We had an exciting baseball and softball season this year. There were several days where the kids were having so much fun that they decided to stay and play more innings even after the games had finished”, stated Adam Reddick, Athletics Director. “With this being my first season over the leagues, I was blessed to have great coaches and a ton of support. I had so much fun watching the kids compete, and I can’t wait until next season”, Reddick added.“
I am very proud of our Parks and Recreation team. We all worked hard to provide top notch facilities and programming to the Martin community. I believe we have a bright future for our youth league sports programs”, stated Brian Moore, Martin Parks & Recreation Director.
The Martin Parks and Recreation Department is now gearing up for Soccer signups, which begin July 2th through August 7th. The sign-up process can be completed online at www.martinallsports.com or in the MPR office located at Martin City Hall. Please call Martin Parks and Recreation with any questions at (731) 587-6784
Martin AllStars 6u Softball : VFL Tournament Champions Team Members:
Presley Campbell, Reese Galloway, Gracelyn Allen, Bailey Dortch, Emma Reaves, Laynee Yates, Taylor Freeman, Makinly Wilson, Maggie Pritchett, Aurora Noe, Kensleigh Stewart | Head Coach: Jeremy Wilson
Martin AllStars TBall: Silver State Championship Team Members
Bo Bearden, Creed Castleman, Luke Croom, Cruz Davidson, William Hamblin, Braxton Harris, Yates Jackson, Noah Kilcoyne, Warren McClure, Charlie Norton, Gentry West, Luke White
Martin AllStars Boys 8u ; Rookie Gold Cal Ripkin State Champions 3rd Runner Up Team Members:
Bane Bearden, Owen Brewer, Camden Capps, Lucas Cathey, Wade Cooley, Colt Cooper, Jack Drewry, Noah Larson, Brigham McWherter, Colton Morgan, Nash Nanney