Sr. League all-stars to face other state’s very best at Southeast Regionals
Madison County’s all-stars will get used to being called another name — “Georgia.”
Because from now on, it’s state vs. state.
By virtue of their recent state championship, the local senior league all-stars will move on to regional play against other state champions as they seek a trip to the Senior League World Series.
Manager Bryan Wilkes said this group of 15-and-16-year-olds continues to gain fans.
“It’s amazing how enjoyable it’s been and how enjoyable people are to be around now that you’re continuing to win and the support that we’ve gotten on it,” said Wilkes, the day after his team clinched the state title with a 7-4 win over the Western (Macon) Senior League all-stars
Madison County has been on a tear ever since losing to Western back on July 19 in pool play. The team adopted a different attitude, Wilkes said, and responded with three-straight wins to claim Madison County’s first Senior League state title since 2002.
“We’ve sold them something and they believed in their self when they get down and it stays with them,” Wilkes said. “They’re a tough bunch of kids.”
Madison County was scheduled to embark on the 521-mile trip to Viera, Fla., the site of this year’s senior league regionals, this morning (Thursday).
Pool play starts Friday.
“We are definitely looking forward to it,” Wilkes said of the trip.
For the rest of the story, see this week's print edition of The Madison County Journal.