The Banks County 13-14-year-old All-Star baseball team seemingly faced tough odds the entire time it was in the postseason.
After competing in the regional tournament in Blue Ridge, the squad advanced to the state tournament in Rome. In the opening round, Banks County held on for a 7-6 victory against Acworth.
The local team had to deal with bad weather all weekend and fell in the second round of state play. Banks County attemped to regroup but also dropped its third game at the state tournament.
The local 13-14 All-Star squad was assembled at the end of the regular season with only nine players and began postseason play following three weeks of practice.
Coaches said the team came together and worked hard to achieve the milestones it accomplished in a short amount of time. Banks County should be proud to have such a great group of players, coaches said.
Team members include Jay Coen, Thomas Ward, Jared Clark, Tyler Hellmeister, Jameson Flynn, Tyler Hewell, Taylor Foster, Blake Allen and Avery Christian.
Jeff Coen and Cranley Ward coached the team through the regional and state tournaments.
With the 13-14-year-old All-Star team completing play at the state level, the recreation baseball and softball season is now complete for the season in Banks County. Recreation department officials are now preparting for fall sports which include football, soccer and cheerleading.
For information on these activities, contact the Banks County Parks and Recreation Department at 706-677-4407.