DeKalb County's 2009 Little League All-Star teams and season award winners were announced during a special ceremony Saturday at the Little League Field.
Lance Ball received the Carter Braswell Most Valuable Player award for the Little League division, while Quenton Cook and Lee Randolph each won the award in Junior League and Minor League, respectively. Lane Ball won the Josh Reece Memorial Gold Glove award in Little League, while Brady Hughes won it in the Minor League division. Evan Curtis won the Josh Reece award in Junior League.
Braxton Howell received the Mike Williams Memorial Batting Champion award in Little League, as he hit .805 for the season. Casey Taylor won the Mike Williams award for the best average in Minor League, with a .587 average, while Dillon Roller, who hit .714 for the season, was the Junior League recipient.
The Eric Midgett Memorial Sportsmanship Awards went to Liberty State Bank in Junior League, Baker's Body Shop in Little League, and Love-Cantrell got the award in Minor League..
Southern Landscape & Supply won the Minor League championship for 2009 with a record of 15-0, while Rice's Tigers at 14-2 and DeKalb Community Bank at 10-6 won the league championships in Little League and Junior League, respectively. Taking second place were DTC Communications in Minor League, Center Hill Nursery in Little League, and DeKalb County Kiwanis Club in Junior League.
Named to the 9-10 year-old Minor League All-Star team were: Dylan Stover, Matthew Poss, Gentry Harpole, Lane Poss, Seth Whaley, Jordon Whitehead, Christian Pruitt, Adam Ferrell, Chandler Vinson, Brady Hughes, Casey Taylor, and Lee Randolph. The manager is Tim Jared and the coach is Ryan Hughes.
Members of the 10-11 year-old All-Star team include: Lane Davenport, A.J. Mooneyham, Jacob Washer, Sam McMillen, Cason Oakley, Noah Parsley, Matthew Judkins, Charlie Young, Austin Brown, and Caleb Stanley. The manager is Paul Rowland and Anthony Mooneyham is the coach.
DeKalb County will have two 10-under machine-pitch tournament teams. One team will consist of Jacob Lee Parker, Marshal Evins, Isaiah Jones, Derek Fish, Tyree Cripps, Tanner Poss, Brayden Hart, Noah Gill, Derek Young, Colter Norris, Logan Cornelius, Austin Johnson, and Luke Bryant. The manager is Jonathan Norris.
The other local machine-pitch tournament team is made up of David Herriott, Zach Stover, Luke Oliver, James Stephens, Grayson Redmon, Ethan Martin, Hunter Jennings, Cameron Usrey, Matthew Agee, Joshua Carton, Justin Washer, and Devin Zaderiko. The manager is Russell Oliver.
The 11-12 year-old All-Stars include: Lance Ball, Lane Ball, Corey Ferrell, Hunter Parkhurst, Trey Guinn, Ty Curtis, Justin Bone, Braxton Howell, Joe Driver, Aaron Patterson, John Roller, Nicholas Parsley, and Joey Moon. The manager is Joey Howell and the coaches are Ricky Guinn and Sherman Murphy.
The 13-14 year-old Junior League All-Star team consists of Steven Page, Stephen Howell, Evan Curtis, Evan Cripps, Deshon Reeder, Devin Summers, Jordan Huling, Dustin Cook, Seth Stanley, Nick Linder, Cody Harrell, Chase Hoke, and Brittany Murphy. The manager is David Summers and the coaches are Steve Page and Freddie Curtis.
The 15 & 16 year old All-Star team is made up of Jesse Sutton, Dalton Fish, Matthew Giles, Tyler Kent, McCullough Wallace, Tyler Caldwell, Lance Bennett, Casey Rowland, Destry Wiggins, Quenton Cook, Christopher Powell, Jacob Cripps, and Daniel Stanley. The manager is Donnie Rowland.