Clinton Coach Pitch All-Stars eliminated from Dixie Youth state tournament


The Clinton Family YMCA begins post season play with its Dixie Youth Baseball All stars beginning play this Friday, June 14, for the 7-8 year old machine-pitch district tournament and play beginning June 21 for the 9-10 year old Dixie Minors and the 11-12 year old O Zone players.

The 7-8 year olds will travel to the host Saluda tournament site and play against Abbeville at 5 p.m. on Friday. A win would lead to a 7 p.m. Saturday game. A loss would lead to a 5 p.m. game in the six-team, double-elimination format.

Players for the 7-8 year old Clinton YMCA All-stars are Will Corley, Zayden Walker, Khalid Davis, Logan Johnson, Jace Price, Bryer McWatters, Owen Lawton, Rylan Lawton, Corbin Kimberlin, Wells Rhodes, Collins Crisp and Aiden Barden. The coaches are Jamie Argo and assistants Chris Rhodes and Tosh Corley.

The 9-10 year old Dixie Minors will begin play on Friday, June 21, at host Edgefield County. Clinton will open up as the visitor versus Saluda at 6 p.m. The winner will play Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. The loser will play at 5 p.m. on Saturday. This is the District 3, seven-team, double-elimination tournament in Edgefield County.

Team members are Rhett Gilliam, Dalton Williams, Crue Keller, Brian Steele, Aiden Price, Asa Baker, Ryder Rowland, Taryn Underwood, Owen Glenn, Camden Finley, Talon Campbell and Zach Lawson. Head coach Jeremy Campbell is assisted by Jayson Glenn and Josh Rowland.

The District 3 “O Zone” 11-12 year old district tournament is being hosted by Abbeville, and Clinton will play Starr-Iva at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21. The winner will advance to a noon Saturday game, while the loser will play at 10 a.m.

Team members are Lee Malone, J.J. Dickson, Jacob Chandler, Tanner Kyko, Kason Copeland, Lee Carroll, Chris Boyd, Sam Gearheart, Tanner Finley, Jaydon Glenn, Davidson McMurray and Tushawan Richardson. The head coach is Graig Glenn, and assistants are Shane Kyko and Mark Young.

The YMCA has all-stars in girls’ softball, as well, and both the 9-10 and 11-12 girls will be playing at a later date in July.