All proceeds from the sale went to defray costs as the team heads to the Tennessee state tournament in Tullahoma that begins Saturday at noon.
The 11-year-old Spring Hill Little League All Star Team held a bake sale Friday morning at the ball fields behind Spring Hill Elementary. All proceeds went to defray travel costs to the Tennessee state tournament in Tullahoma that begins Saturday at noon.
The 11-year-olds won their district by defeating Columbia 12-2 on July 1. Meredeth McCraw, whose son Aaron plays on the All Stars, helped to organize the bake sale by seeking donations of both baked goods and yard sale items from the community.
â€œWeâ€™ve been very busy this morning,â€ said Lorrain Adams, whose son Jack is also an All Star. â€œWeâ€™ve had a lot of donations and sales to get ourselves some gas money. Every little bit helps.â€
The 11-year team is not Spring Hillâ€™s only squad participating in a state tournament this week. At their own state tournament in Newport, the 13-year-olds took an 11-7 loss Thursday night to Madison County. But they will take on Murfreesboro Friday at 4. If they can win the afternoon game, they will advance to Friday nightâ€™s championship game.
Four other Spring Hill teams are heading to state Little League tournaments this month. The 9/10 team will play Goodlettsville American Saturday night at 6 PM in Goodlettsville. The 12-year-olds will face District 1 champion Lexington July 19 at 8 p.m. in Clarksville.
The junior team (13/14) and senior team (15/16) each begin their tournaments on July 19 as well, with the juniors playing in Portland that Saturday, and the seniors staying in town as Spring Hill hosts.
The Spring Hill Little League is now enrolling for Fall Ball. For more information visit the Spring Hill Little League website.
Staff writer Greg Jinkerson covers Spring Hill for BrentWord Communications. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ or follow him on Twitter @JinkersonGreg.